|Altogether now .... "aaah!"|
At art group we have our annual “fuddle” this weekend, and Ihave decided to make a trifle, but (inspired by the healthy options muffinsthat were a hit at the Easter exhibition) it will be a low fat, low sugar one,as so many of our members have to restrict their fat or sugar intake. I am using no added sugar jelly crystals, tinnedfruit in juice, topped with no added sugar custard, and Elmlea double creamsubstitute. Some flaked almonds may bemaking a star appearance on top. If thisworks well, I might make it for the family at Christmas too, although there wassome opposition to this idea from the “better half” last night, as he wanted afull fat one.
I’ve been trying to find a suitable container to take italong to art group in, but all the covered bowls I could find (either to buyfrom local shops or to order on the web) were much too small. The trifle willneed to serve up to 10 people and I will be carrying it to art group - a 10minute walk from where I live. I wanted something about 9” diameter and clear-ishpreferably plastic, so it’s lightweight, with slanting sides and a lid for the top. Tesco sell one that looks like that but is afraction of the size. Amazon do a set ofcovered bowls, but the review told me that they were “much smaller than expected”- there’s a similar set available on e-bay. But I don’t need a set of little ‘uns, justone large bowl. Come on, some enterprisingmanufacturer, lets have a bigger covered bowl! With Christmas postal delays, I may be too late anyway, so I have opted touse one from home that is opaque – not so good from the presentation point ofview, but it will have to do. I wonderwhat delights the others are going to be rustling up.