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It took most of a day to make and generated a lot of dirty pans and bowls but was very good and impressed my guests. I would make it again, assuming berries in season and adequate time. My bowl was a little smaller than called for in the recipe so I only used 1 lb strawberries and had a little pastry cream and cake left over.

 

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the recipe is at

https://www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/7412-summer-berry-trifle

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I saw this show, and the result certainly looked good.

 

how was the chiffon cake in the trifle ?

 

if would be a lot of fun if there were a thread on

 

'your take, on what you made, from a PBS cooking show'

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I have long wanted to make a trifle and even have a trifle-suitable bowl although it has no pedestal and is...(ooops)...plastic.  Yours is gorgeous and I just might go for it for the upcoming Dog Weekend.  How to win friends and influence people.  I guess.

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I saw this show, and the result certainly looked good.

 

how was the chiffon cake in the trifle ?

 

if would be a lot of fun if there were a thread on

 

'your take, on what you made, from a PBS cooking show'

The trimmings of the chiffon cake just tasted sweet. Once incorporated into the trifle I appreciated its texture and of course, it tasted of berries and cream sherry, ie. good!

 

I make a fair number of things from ATK. Typically, I am pleased with the results. 

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I have long wanted to make a trifle and even have a trifle-suitable bowl although it has no pedestal and is...(ooops)...plastic.  Yours is gorgeous and I just might go for it for the upcoming Dog Weekend.  How to win friends and influence people.  I guess.

I think it was well worth the effort. Can you keep a big bowl cold at your "Dog Weekend"? If I was making this for an event I would consider making individual servings in clear plastic cups. My husband used to have show dogs. Now we just have 3 misfits: one born deaf and dumped here; one with hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, found injured in the road near my house; one hugely paranoid female "retired" from a breeding colony, probably culled for producing crazy puppies.    

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I have long wanted to make a trifle and even have a trifle-suitable bowl although it has no pedestal and is...(ooops)...plastic.  Yours is gorgeous and I just might go for it for the upcoming Dog Weekend.  How to win friends and influence people.  I guess.

Forgot to mention, I bought the trifle bowl at WalMart (do you have those?) for about $7. It was about a pint smalerl than the volume produced by the recipe but I knew that in advance and adjusted. 

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I bought my trifle bowl at IKEA...  yeah I was amazed they had one that was perfect.  

 

Anyway,  that will up on the dessert list, I havent made trifle in a while and I think we need it after seeing this  gorgeous  trifle. 

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you can see it made here:

 

http://www.americastestkitchen.com/videos/2701-summer-berry-trifle

 

for free.  but you got to pay'em for the list of ingredients

 

 

 

 

The recipe is here, in exchange for your email address (fair trade in my opinion!):

http://www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/7412-summer-berry-trifle

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this was a message on the 'give us your email, then this seasons content will be free'

 

site.

 

http://www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/7412-summer-berry-trifle

 

try it North of the Border.

 

Id use a 'junk' email address.

 

never know what Kimball is up to .....

Sorry the link didn't work for you. If you want the recipe send me a PM. 

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Your Trifle is beautiful.   One of my favourite desserts.   I have a recipe that I have been using for over 35 years.  

 

Thank you. I am interested in your recipe, is it posted somewhere?

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Yum! These trifles look amazing. I've never made one with as many layers as these and I'll be altering mine next time. I've attached a pic of my usual trifle. I use jam rolypoly at the bottom, I love the effect it creates against the glass :)

 

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That does look pretty, Sophie - of course, having a bowl like that helps!

 

My late mother-in-law was a trifle-making champion.  Her technique was to roughly break up the sponge, then pour jelly over it before it sets.  Then a layer of custard and finally whipped cream.  Yes - no sherry or other alcohol!  Sacrilege!!  But it was really good.  If I'm nice to her, Wifey sometimes makes it too.

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Having some organic raspberries to use up I made a trifle.

 

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The whipped cream on the serving portion was courtesy of nitrous oxide.  Whipped cream used to lighten the pastry cream for layering was whipped by hand by me.

 

I never use a recipe for trifle.  This made just enough to fill my 2 1/2 quart CorningWare soufflé dish:

 

1 recipe pastry cream

1 1/2 cups (more or less) heavy cream

1 package (7 oz) Whole Foods lady fingers

1/3 jar Mackays seedless blackberry preserve

1/3 bottle Pusser's Navy Rum

raspberries

 

 

Seconds are OK.  Thirds and you may not be standing.

 

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10 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I never use a recipe for trifle. 

This says it all for me.

But rum? Shudder. 
 

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I always use creme sherry, like Harvey's Bristol.  

 

When thinking of trifle, I always recall hosting people from Montana.   The husband was a no-nonsense food guy.     Keep it beef and potatoes and apple pie.     But I served a sherry-tipsy trifle.     He took a bite, lit up like a Christmas tree and hooted, "What IS this?"    And had seconds.    Maybe seconds' seconds.  Maybe... There were staying here so driving wasn't an issue.

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