A few weeks ago we had our annual extended Garner family Christmas party. It's always so much fun. This year we had the best food (as always!), tons of cousin's, and even Santa made an appearance. Poor guy had to have every kid sit on his lap..........including babies still being baked. For the record there were 5 of us! From the oldest cousin down to the youngest girl cousin and everything in between. Talk about a fruitful group. Dessert is what I wanted to talk about though. The Olson girls were in charge of dessert and they never seem to leave anyone disappointed. A trifle bar!!! We had regular strawberry/raspberry trifle, gingerbread trifle, and chocolate Heath Bar trifle. Delish is all I have to say about it. Of course we had to try all three. James went home miserably stuffed.
This last weekend I was asked to bring trifle to the Clawson Christmas party. James' brother served an LDS mission to England years ago, and was in charge of the menu. He likes trifle too. A lot. Therefore the Christmas English Trifle. If you haven't had trifle in your life.......I'm sorry! It's a treat, and it is so pretty. Layers of cake, fruit, custard, and cream. How can you go wrong? All you need is a pretty glass bowl to show off the pretty colors, or a trifle bowl is pretty darn cheap at Wal-Mart. Enjoy a Christmas Trifle at your house this year. The good thing is you can experiment with all sorts of flavors, and then decide which is your favorite!
Christmas English Trifle
1 large Angel Food Cake
Mashed Raspberries mixed with 3/4 c. sugar
(I probably had about 4 c. of frozen berries, 3/4 c. sugar, and 1/4 c. water to thin)
(I usually make a homemade pudding, but Jell-o cooked pudding is fine. Don't use the instant pudding. I use Tapioca Pudding sometimes too.)
Fresh Whipped Cream
In a large glass bowl or Trifle dish layer cake, raspberries, pudding and then repeat 2 more times. Trifle is best made ahead of time so everything soaks in. When you're ready to serve top with whipped cream! YUM!