With its characteristic layers of fresh ingredients, colors and textures, a trifle is an English dessert dish made from thick or solid custard, fruit, sponge or short cake, fruit juice or jelly, and whipped cream.
The term trifle was first used way back in 1596 in a recipe published in England in a book called “The good huswife’s Jewell” by Thomas Dawson. That recipe involved thick cream flavored with sugar, ginger and rosewater. A few years later, eggs were added to the cream to make custard, which was then poured over bread soaked in alcohol.
In Roche Bros. bakery, you can find a modern take on this traditional dessert! With just the right combination of sweet shortcake, fresh fruit and fresh whipped cream, they are especially popular as the sweet finishing touch to backyard summer cookouts.
Try Chocolate or Strawberry Shortcake, or our new flavors, Black Forest or Lemon Berry. And for the 4th of July, don’t miss our Red, White and Blue Trifle with strawberries and blueberries! You can find them in the store on July 3 or 4 or place a special order if you’re just feeling patriotic.