18th Century: The First Trifle

Preparation info
  • Serves


    people, made in a 30 cm 12 inch bowl
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

  • About

As you have read in the previous pages, this is most probably the first recipe for a trifle as we know it today. Hannah Glasse was also the first to add a layer of syllabub. The trifle is much simpler than those that appear in the later cookbooks, but I enjoy its simplicity.

To make a Trifle

Cover the bottom of your dish or bowl with Naples biscuits broke in pieces, mackeroons