If you were to make a trifle completely from scratch, blimey that would literally take almost the rest of your life. Unfortunately not even craving the comforting sugar-kick of all those soft layers warrants baking sponge, making jam/fruit compote, setting jelly, making custard, whipping cream…
And yet shop-bought trifle somehow is a disappointing bleurgh. Bit mushy with non-distinct layers – the sad inevitability of anything packed in plastic and plonked on a cold supermarket shelf.
So this speedy assembly job uses good quality shop bought stuff to feign a degree of homemade freshness. A truly triumphant trifle!
Ingredients: cherries, cherry jelly cubes, cherry jam, chocolate sauce, sponge, custard, clotted cream, dark chocolate