Return to the Cooking Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
How Far In Advance Can/Should I Assemblel A Trifle?

Posted by amck (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 31, 13 at 18:05

The recipe I'm using doesn't indicate this. I'm serving it tomorrow afternoon. Have made the cake & that is cooling. Wondering if I can make the pastrry cream tonight and keep it chilled in the fridge.

I have the whole meal to pull together tomorrow, so am trying to do what I can before guests arrive.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: How Far In Advance Can/Should I Assemblel A Trifle?

Amck, I think that Trifle is much better if made a day in advance. I always make mine the day before.

After the cake cools, I split it and spread the cake with a little raspberry preserves thinned with sherry , cut it into cubes, and put it into the Trifle bowl. Drizzle the cake with a little more sherry, pour the homemade custard over the cake, add fresh raspberries. I do this in layers. Refrigerate. This gives the cake and custard time to meld. Before serving I top with whipped cream and toasted sliced almonds.

~Ann


 o
RE: How Far In Advance Can/Should I Assemblel A Trifle?

Thank you, Ann. That was my gut feeling, but I was just a bit concerned it might dissolve into mush by tomorrow. I'm going to assemble it now.
A Happy New Year to you & yours!


 o
RE: How Far In Advance Can/Should I Assemblel A Trifle?

What!!! NO JELLY?!!!


 o
RE: How Far In Advance Can/Should I Assemblel A Trifle?

You are welcome Amck. Happy New Year.

No jelly for me. I don't care for jelly or trifles made with jelly.

Also the cake has to be homemade. And not a pound cake or an angel food cake.

~Ann


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Cooking Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here