Blueberry Trifle – StressedessertS

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‘Stressed when read backwards spells Desserts’.

I don’t know if the words are a coincidence or coined on purpose,but I quite agree with the quote.When we are in a need to deflate our stress, gorging on a luscious dessert can really work wonders.Especially when it is made with juicy little berries…sugary and tart… bursting flavors in the mouth giving tiny blasts of ecstasy, layered with smooth creamy white custard and moist sponge cake chilled together . If this is not delightfully de stressing I wonder what else is. So take a deep long breath,slice a generous portion of this yummy dessert,sit back and enjoy.

We can make this dessert with cream cheese and whipped cream in place of custard, BUT there is a full possibility we are going to stress again the day after eating it because of the extra calories. So…better we stick with this recipe and enjoy this berrilicious dessert without a guilt 😉

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I have to give the credit for this recipe to my brothers sweet wife. She makes delicious mouth watering desserts whenever we visit them. A new one every time. I have never seen her repeating the same dessert in all these  years. I fondly call her the “Dessert Queen”.

Blueberry Trifle

  • Difficulty: moderate
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Ingredients:

  • Blueberry pie filling ( I used Mother’s Maid )
  • Sponge cake  ( click for recipe )
  • Milk or sugar syrup for soaking the sponge
  • White custard

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golden sponge cake fresh out of the oven
golden sponge cake

For white custard

  • 1 litre milk
  • 4 tbsp. cornflour
  • 6-8 tbsp. sugar(as per sweetness desired)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk(for extra taste)

Dissolve cornflour with half a cup of milk.Boil remaining milk with sugar.Add cornflour paste to the boiling milk and keep stirring till the custard becomes thicker. The consistency should be thick yet smooth and pouring. If you think it is thin add some more cornflour paste to it. Cook for a few minutes on low heat and take off heat. Add condensed milk for extra creamy rich taste. Add vanilla essence.

Assembling the trifle

  • Take a square or rectangular glass dish.
  • Bake the sponge cakes in a similar shaped and sized moulds.Trim off the brown crust.
  • Place one layer of cake in the glass dish.Trim off excess.
  • Sprinkle milk or sugar syrup over cake. I like to use the syrup from fruit tins.
  • Spread the blueberry pie filling over the cake in a thin layer.
  • Place another layer of cake on top.Again sprinkle milk or sugar syrup over cake.
  • Pour the warm custard all over it. It will seep through the sides.
  • Leave it to rest and set for a while. It should take about half and hour.
  • When the custard has set and is slightly firm to touch, spread the blueberry filling generously on top.
  • Chill in the fridge.Decorate with a sprig of mint.
  • When completely chilled,slice and serve.

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I am taking this delicious dessert to party with my Fiesta Friday friends. One big slice for dear Angie the awesome host to motivate her to cook all her yummy dishes. This week’s Fiesta is being co-hosted by two wonderful food bloggers  Kaila @ GF Life 24/7 and Jenny @ Dragonfly Home Recipes

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46 Comments Add yours

  1. andy1076 says:

    ohhhh I so ❤ trifle..!

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  2. andy1076 says:

    oh and there’s no such thing as worrying about calories when it comes to yummy desserts heh!

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    1. skd says:

      I know!!! But I wish I could too 🙂 Actually I wish yummy desserts didn’t come with that extra baggage called calories. Wish!! Sigh!! Drooool!!

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      1. andy1076 says:

        I suppose it wouldn’t be called dessert otherwise eh lol 😉

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  3. Wow, does that look delicious Ana – great pictures 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Judi. I always struggle with photography. Most of my dishes are made in evenings when natural light is fading. I am so glad you liked the pictures ☺

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  4. Lina says:

    Just awesome as always…your desserts never fail to impress anyone 😦

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Lina. Thats such a wonderful thing to say 💕

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  5. Antonia says:

    Looks delicious! I love this….”dessert spelled backwards is stressed” 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      I wonder really if it is a coincidence. Thank you for liking it ☺

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      1. Antonia says:

        I wonder too…lol.

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  6. My darling, I have never had this. I am so going to make it. It looks lovely

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Shehanne ☺ I am sure you will love it. Please do try.

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      1. I love blueberries and I am also going to try it with fresh blackberries x

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  7. Loretta says:

    Gorgeous dessert Ana, I don’t think I’ll be stressing too much about it later – everything in moderation is my rule :).

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    1. skd says:

      Then the cream cheese version is for you to enjoy dear😉Thank you for liking it 👍

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    1. skd says:

      Anytime simple delicious dessert 🙂

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  8. Wow, that looks really delicious.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Suzanne 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Freda. It was very delicious 🙂

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  9. Ana, Triffles are the best kind of dessert and these look so tasty! 🙂

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  10. I love it! …. I love blueberry and this trifle. … ♥♥♥

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you 👍☺ Blue berry is one of my favourite berries

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  11. Shari says:

    This looks so delicious and creamy! Desserts are sure how I want to de-stress, and this looks like it would be perfect for that. I love the play on words! I had not realized that before.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Shari . Even I found it interesting 🙂

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  12. Sandhya says:

    Love the combintaion of flavors! what a treat this trifle is!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sandhya 🙂
      It really was loved by everyone

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  13. And you brought us dessert! Perfect for a stressed day. This trifle is both beautiful and luscious. Happy FF Skd!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Julie ❤ The sweet and tart combination was just so right. One lovely dessert it turned out 🙂

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  14. Jenny says:

    I never noticed the word play with desserts and stressed! Very fun! This blueberry trifle look amazing. I love dishes with layers, and I would love a piece of this right now! 🙂 Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

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    1. skd says:

      Oh dear!! I wish I could beam it up to you right now ❤ ❤

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  15. ooey gooey and yum ! absolute divine. Thanks for sharing on FF !

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    1. skd says:

      Aww…thank you so much ☺

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  16. Kaila says:

    This blueberry trifle looks like it would melt in your mouth! Your brother’s wife certainly has some great recipes! Hope you had a fabulous weekend, and thanks for bringing this trifle to the fiesta. 😀

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    1. skd says:

      It really did melt in the mouth Kaila. It was so delicious 😉
      Thank you for the appreciation dear 💕There was some partying and a family get together this weekend. So it was fun. Have a wonderful week ahead !!

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  17. Boho Bobbins says:

    ill be honest, ive never liked trifle, before it can just end up as a goopy mass. This however looks refined and absolutely delicious. ive got to find an excuse to make this now. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Please do. Hopefully this should not disappoint you. On the contrary may be you will start liking trifles. Thank you for the kind feedback ☺

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  18. That is such a funny coincidence, as I always find myself craving sweets when I am stressed! I barely bake with blueberries, but this trifle looks splendid!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. Sweet indulgence 😉 And thank you for taking the time out to visit and browse .

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Christy😊

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