There’s nothing like an English trifle, but there’s not always time to make one from scratch. This recipe is simplicity itself, using good-quality ready-made vanilla custard.
This is a great family favourite. I can’t stand jelly in trifle because for some reason I hate the feel of bits of cake spoiling smooth silky jelly. It’s like biscuit crumbs in the bed. Besides, the combination of creamy custard, good jam and cake is perfection. Go mad with the topping – I use anything and everything I can find in the store cupboard.