Today is Holiday Recipe Club Day!! You might be wondering what we are celebrating in June 5th, it is Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the UK. This is a celebration that marks 60 years on the throne for Queen Elizabeth II. This is the second International Holiday we have celebrated, hopefully you are enjoying them.
I was really going to rock this challenge. I mean my dad was born in England, his mom was born and raised there, her family is still there. How could I not represent, and bring something great? Well time got away from me 🙁 The ingredients for today were Jam, Tea, or Worcestershire sauce. I had big plans for jam. First I has the idea to make a traditional Roly-Poly. It is similar to a Swiss Roll, filled with jam and then served with custard. Then I had big plans to make mini Bakewell Tarts. This is a flaky pastry crust filled with a layer of jam, and then topped with an egg/almond filling.
In the end, I didn’t have time to bake, so I went with a Triffle. An English Triffle uses a layer of jam, same flavor as the fruit you are using. I decided to do little shooters instead of a full blown trifle. They are fun, easy, and great for just a little something sweet after a meal. I went the easy way with all store bought stuff (sorry), but feel free to make your own pound cake, and pudding, and whipped cream.
A traditional English Trifle made with raspberries
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- Pound Cake
- Vanilla Pudding
- Raspberry Jam
- Whipped Cream
- Quantities depend on how big your glasses or your bowl is. Start with cutting the pound cake into chunks. Layer the pound cake on the bottom. Spoon in the vanilla pudding. Spread a layer of raspberry jam over the pudding. Sprinkle in fresh raspberries, and top with whipped cream. You can continue to layer like a lasagna, or just do one layer, depends on size.