This variant has the sponge soaked in jelly when the trifle is made, which sets when refrigerated. The egg and jelly bind together and produce a pleasant texture if made in the correct proportions. Its then layered with custard, fruits and whipped cream to top it..
(Recipe Courtesy: Hanan Shefeek)
Sponge Cake / Muttapola/Kums
Jelly of your choice ( I luv strawberry banana flavor)
Custard** recipe follows
Dreamwhip/ Whipping cream/ Fresh cream 1 packet or 250 ml
Fruits (either canned or your choice of fruits)
For custard :-
Milk 500 ml
Custard powder 4 tbsp
Condensed Milk 1/2 tin
1.Take a pudding dish and place cake pieces at the bottom. I baked a muttapola/kums (sponge cake) with 3 eggs for that; Cut the cake through the midlle and then layered it as we don't need the cake layer to be so thick.
2.Now prepare jelly according to package instructions and soak the cake with that. It took about half of the jelly for me to soak the cake as I don't like strong flavor of jelly in my trifle that the cake flavor disappears completely. Let it set in a refrigerator for atleast half- an- hour.
3.By the time, prepare custard :- Take milk in a pan and mix custard powder and condensed milk in it. Here I used more custard than prescribed in the pack as we need a thick custard for layering. Boil it till it thickens. Switch off the flame and let it cool.
4.Take the cake soaked in jelly and layer custard over it. Allow it to set again in the refrigerator.
5.Now whip the dreamwhip or whipping cream until soft peaks are formed. If you are using whipping cream/fresh cream, then add sugar & vanilla essence to taste. Dreamwhip don't need that.
6.Pipe in the cream on top and garnish with fruits of your choice. You can layer fruits anywhere between the layers. Depends completely on your choice.
7.You can garnish them with caramelised nuts too which gives a different flavor to the whole dish.
*** The quantity of the ingredients depend on size of the dish. Like the sponge cake used, the jelly to be soaked with and so on.. You can adjust according to the taste. I used 10*4 inch rectangular glass dish for this dessert and the measurements are according to that.