The beautiful thing about this trifle is you can use whatever fruits you like. Here I use strawberries, blueberries and bananas but mangoes and raspberries also work well.
You can make your own jelly rather than using shop-bought; just plan ahead by making the jelly the night before.
Altered ingredient amounts. Fresh mangoes, passionfruit, strawberries, pineapple; a sponge from Coles, Aeroplane Jelly-red and some commercial vanilla custard. Easy and excellent!! - 25 Dec 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. I used Italian Panettone cake in lieu of madiera cake. (You know - the boxed Panettone you get at Christmas time as a last resort gift....ha!) I also used fresh nectarines - no other fruit flavours as the nectarines were so flavorsome anyway. I made up my own egg custard. I created only distinct layers. Layer 1: Panettone cake soak in an orange and cointreau jelly Layer 2: fresh nectarines (sprinkled with squeezed lemon juice to stop discolouration) - the fruit layer is also half covered with the jelly. Layer 3: Fresh made egg custard. I'm looking forward to viewing other 'trifling tweaks' . Enjoy - Evelyn Lundstrom - 26 Jan 2010
Don't turn your nose up at the trifle! I just want to say that you have probably forgotten what a great thing trifle is! My flatmate made this for a dinner the other night....probably used different fruit...but excellent. - 15 Jan 2009