Blueberry, strawberry and peach trifle.
My house is going to invite a couple of relatives around for Christmas this year, and I'm in charge of dessert (surprised?) Trifle seems to be a popular request amongst family members, so I'm going to be test-running a few ideas for trifle in the run up to the get-together- making them in small individual portions for now so my house doesn't get fat before the actual party. Starting... now.
The components of this one were:
-Vanilla bean custard
-Blueberry compote and fresh blueberries
-Strawberry jam (thinned with a little water) and fresh strawberries
-Peach purée and sliced peaches
Everything was home-made, apart from the strawberry jam (I considered making strawberry compote too, but I felt like good old strawberry jam is more fun).
Oh, and I topped them with gold star sprinkles and sprayed the top lightly with edible gold spray, to try and get into a Christmassy mood (it didn't work, I only felt a little grumpy since it's only October- but it did look cute).
I'm thinking once I've done a few I'll do a final family vote to decide on which one to make for the dinner party. It might be a tough call- this one already got rave reviews, and it's only my first attempt.
Some (but not all) ideas I'm going to try:
-Banana blueberry cheesecake trifle
-Crystal traffic light jelly trifle
-Pumpkin and gingerbread trifle
-Strawberry chocolate trifle
-Green tea red bean trifle