Irish Trifle

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Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

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Old-fashioned trifles in the 19th century were sumptuous affairs, big bowls of homemade cake cubes doused in sherry, fresh summer fruit, custard, and cream. Modern Irish trifle is a little more prosaic— usually cake cubes and canned fruit cocktail with jelly (what Americans call Jello) poured over the cake and chilled before it’s covered in readymade custard and cream—but no less beloved for all that. This festive trifle is a happy medium between the two: Store-bought pound cake and fresh f