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Food & dining

Recipe for trifle

Serves 8

One of the best known and widely loved English desserts, trifles vary greatly but always include layers of cake, custard, and fruit. The cake is traditionally soaked with sherry, but any kind of liquor can be used. In England, this would be made in a special trifle bowl. Plan ahead as trifle must be refrigerated for several hours before serving.

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