Wednesday, April 4, 2012

you triflin'

Nick's favorite dessert from across the pond is a trifle.  I've never made one before.  Armed with directions from his mom, and some british Birds custard from the commissary, I attempted to assemble this tasty confection.  Determined to do this up right, I even purchased a trifle bowl.  I know right?
It was hard to do.  Mostly because you have to follow directions.  Aaaand I did it while Owen was awake.  I don't follow directions very well, not because I don't want to, just because I can't.  Maybe that's why I was so bad at geometry...
Here's what I did.

  1. Made a cake... from a box.
  2. Cut up cake, put in trifle bowl.
  3. Made gelatin... from a box.  
  4. Poured jello over cake, let set overnight.
  5. Made Birds custard.  Had to figure out how much a pint was.  Employed "Gallon man" from elementary school days.  (It's two cups.)  
  6. Let set overnight.
  7. Whipped my own cream.  Realized whipped cream isn't sweet unless you add sugar.  
  8. Added sugar to whipped cream.  
  9. Cut up strawberries.  
  10. Assembled trifle, garnished with sprinkles.  
Wah Lah!  Trifle!  (I hope it tastes good....)

1 comment:

Filia Dei said...

It's absolutely beautiful.