What is trifle?


Trifle is a dessert dish made from thick (or often solidified) custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or jelly, and whipped cream. These ingredients are usually arranged in layers.

Read more about Trifle.

Some articles on trifle:

Light House: A Trifle
... Light House A Trifle, a 2000 satirical novel by American screenwriter William Monahan ... In 2000, Light House A Trifle was finally published and garnered critical acclaim The New York Times proclaimed "Monahan's cocksure prose gallops along", and BookPage Fiction called Monahan "a worthy ...
List Of Selby Characters - Dr. Trifle
... Doctor Edison Einstein Trifle is a fictional character in the book series Selby ... Trifle is an inventor ... Trifle was born in Bogusville to the absent-minded inventors of "The Bouncing Shoe." When Trifle was only one year old, his mother was teaching him the alphabet ...
VTES 3rd Edition - Mechanics
... Trifles—It is now allowed to play a second trifle master card if the first master card played was also a trifle ... Before this the second master card couldn't be a trifle master card ...
Trifle - Variations
... Some trifles contain a small amount of alcohol such as port, or, most commonly, sweet sherry or madeira wine ... One popular trifle variant has the sponge soaked in jelly (liquid-gelatin dessert) when the trifle is made, which sets when refrigerated ... The Scots have a similar dish to trifle, Tipsy Laird, made with Drambuie or whisky ...

More definitions of "trifle":

  • (verb): Consider not very seriously.
    Example: "He is trifling with her"
    Synonyms: dally, play
  • (verb): Act frivolously.
    Synonyms: frivol
  • (noun): Jam-spread sponge cake soaked in wine served with custard sauce.

Famous quotes containing the word trifle:

    Twenty-two years ago Judge [then-Senator Stephen] Douglas and I first became acquainted. We were both young then; he a trifle younger than I. Even then, we were both ambitious; I, perhaps, quite as much so as he. With me, the race of ambition has been a failure—a flat failure; with him it has been one of splendid success.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    A favorite of outdoor alcoholics, connoisseurs and Fundamentalists, these pills turn water into wine. In 10 minutes the most fetid swamp scum in the forest can become modest red, elusive and light on first taste, yet playful—one might say a trifle impudent—on the afterbite. Saves pack space by eliminating need for bulky corkscrew, decanter and bottles. Store pills on their sides in a cool dark place.
    Alfred Gingold, U.S. humorist. Items From Our Catalogue, “Wine Pills,” Avon Books (1982)

    A mere trifle consoles us for a mere trifle distresses us.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)