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, Black Forest or Lemon Berry for a sweet finish to your dinner!