Boil 1/4 cup of water with 2 tbsp of sugar for a few minutes. Leave it to cool. This is the sugar water.
For the custard layer
Boil milk, mix 2 tbsp of custard powder with 2-3 tbsp of warm milk and make a paste.
Once the milk boils, reduce the heat to low and add the custard paste to the milk slowly stirring continuously. After it becomes a little thick, remove from flame. Leave it to cool.
Then keep it in the refrigerator. Refer my fruit custard recipe for more details.
For the fruits layer
Pineapple, apple, mangoes (ripe but firm), strawberry, seedless grapes or any fruits of your choice but avoid using bananas and oranges as I personally feel that it makes the trifle soggy. Cut the fruits into small pieces and keep it aside.You can keep apples in a cup of water to which a few drops of lemon juice is added to prevent discoloration.
For the jelly layer
Choose Raspberry or strawberry flavor as it makes the trifle very attractive and colorful.
Prepare the jelly as per instructions on the pack. After it cools, pour it in a tray and refrigerate it for it to set. Do not keep it in the freezer.
How to arrange or serve Trifle
Now take a wide glass bowl or a tall glass.
Cut the cake horizontally and arrange the bottom layer with pieces of cake and sprinkle sugar syrup on it. Press it well.
Now pour the cold custard on top of it and spread it evenly.
Then spread the chopped fruits.
Then slice jelly and cover the fruits layer.
Now sprinkle little custard and arrange the cake pieces.
Now again pour the cold custard on top of it.
Like this repeat the process for 3 layers.Then top it with cherries or whipped cream.
Keep it in the refrigerator for 5-6 hours to set (not in the freezer) and enjoy delicious and yummy Trifle.
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