Originally Posted by college_cook
Never made or had trifle... it's served cold I'm assuming?
It seems like I should combine my crumbs with fruit jelly or liqeuer, and top with pudding and cream, or something similar to that, is that about right?
OMG, trifle is the world's best, best, best pudding! You should try it. We tend to have it on Boxing day or New Years day...but its wonderful and there are lots of variations.
Cake scraps in the bottom of a bowl, slosh over some sherry/ameretto/rum....depending on fruit used and prefernce, then fruit, or fruit and "jello" then custard (real thick, vanilla custard!) then whipped cream, then perhaps some srunchy ameretti biscuits and cherries to decorate. I put the biscuits in the bottom layer too, because I like the texture once they get soggy.
Rhubarb makes a nice trifle, or chocolate cake with cherries or oranges for the fruit.