Old English Trifle

Old English Trifle

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Dessert

Type: British

As the name suggests this is an age old English favourite pudding


  • Sponge cake slices 3
  • Strawberry jam 4 tbsps
  • Marie biscuits, ground 15
  • Ripe bananas, peeled and sliced 2
  • Fresh cherries, seeded 5 gms
  • Glazed cherries ½ cup
  • Almonds, chopped 2 tbsps
  • Custard
  • Eggs 3
  • Milk 2 cups
  • Fresh cream ¾ cup
  • Castor sugar 50 gms


  • To make custard, heat milk and cream in a non-stick pan on low heat.
  • Take eggs and castor sugar in a bowl and beat for a minute.
  • Add this mixture to the milk-cream in the pan, whisking continuously and cook till the mixture becomes thick.
  • Make layers in a glass bowl in this manner: flatten a cake slice at the bottom. Spread 2 tsps jam on it followed by another slice of sponge cake and press lightly.
  • Spread a layer of ground biscuits. Pour 2 tsp of water over the biscuit layer.
  • Spread a layer of banana slices, followed by cherries. Place another slice of cake, 2 tsps of biscuit crumbs and strawberry jam and press lightly.
  • Sprinkle nuts on top. Pour custard in the end and ensure that it reaches the bottom layer.
  • Decorate with glazed cherries and nuts. Serve chilled.