Day 18 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: English blueberry trifle with raspberry sauce

Blueberry trifle

Blueberry Trifle

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It is 6.00am and the first morning rays beamed through our bedroom window.

“This is going to be a beautiful spring day”, I thought to myself.

It is one of those days where there isn’t a single cloud in the sky and people are enjoying a day by the harbour.

So, I nudge Mysaucepan to wake up and get ready for a day outdoors. With champagne and desserts in our picnic baskets, we head down to the harbour.

Perfect spring day in Sydney

Beautiful spring day in Sydney

We want to make a dessert to replicate an old English favourite, the English trifle, which you could have with English breakfast tea in the morning or with some champagne by the pool on a lazy summer afternoon.

Day 18: Dessert – English blueberry trifle with raspberry sauce

Blue berry trifle by Sydney harbour

Blue berry trifle and champagne by Sydney harbour

For someone who does not have a sweet tooth, I taste one spoonful of this beautiful dessert and decide that I am going to have a few more mouthfuls.

This is a beautiful dessert with a glass of champagne.

We are sipping on a chilled sparkling wine from Centennial Vineyards, a cool-climate wine region in Bowral in the beautiful southern highlands of New South Wales.

The delicate sponge cake soaked with the sweet raspberry sauce against the slightly tart blueberries creates a beautiful taste sensation in my mouth. The mint leaves give a refreshing flavour while the almond flakes add a crunchy textural contrast to the soft trifle.

Blueberry trifle

Blueberry Trifle with raspberry sauce, mint and roasted almond flakes

Families are enjoying a day out in the sun while health enthusiasts are jogging and cycling along the harbour foreshores.

Birds in unison, Sydney Australia

Birds in unison, Sydney Australia

I catch a glimpse of a group of birds flying in the blue yonder and take a sip of my bubbly.

“This is indeed a beautiful spring day”, I say smiling to Mysaucepan.

Blueberry trifle

Blueberry Trifle

So dear readers, what is your favourite type of fruit trifle?

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22 Responses to Day 18 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: English blueberry trifle with raspberry sauce

  1. Winston says:

    Great idea! I love trifles. Thank goodness berries are getting cheaper these days. YUM

  2. Maia says:

    “Just a little something for a champagne picnic.” How wonderfully fancy! It can be so great to bring that kind of glamour to everyday living. Looks delicious – and, of course, very beautiful!

  3. Sissi says:

    You have given me a completely different idea of picnics… Your photos remind me the only time in my life when I had some foie gras terrine and good white wine for breakfast. It was one of the best breakfasts of my life!
    I have never been attracted to trifles (frankly I have never tasted or made them), but this neatly shaped elegant cone has brought the idea of the trifle to haute cuisine category!

  4. sara says:

    So pretty! I think my favorite kind of fruit trifle is with strawberries, but this blueberry version looks absolutely terrific! :)

  5. I heart this! Creative design! And how beautiful is the scenery at the harbor, I wish I live close to the river/ocean too.

  6. This looks pretty good to me! Love the berry sauce around :-) yummy!

  7. Joanne says:

    I can’t believe it’s possible but with every “cone” you make, they just keep getting better. This one is a favorite (Oh nuts! I just KNOW I’ve said that before and I’ll probably say it again). Keep ’em coming. Can’t wait to see what’s up next. :)

  8. Geni says:

    Stunning! This trifle takes my breath away. LOVE the photo from the bird’s eye view. I can only imagine how wonderful it tasted!

  9. What a great day to enjoy a glass of bubbly and a perfect dessert :)

  10. All your creations just blow me away!

  11. heidi says:

    This one is right up my alley.
    Love the look and all the berries.

  12. Ann says:

    Wow – another delicious creation! I actually know the nationality of this one! Whodathunk?! It’s simply stunning…as always!

  13. That’s one beautiful and drool-worthy trifle. I could almost choose not to eat it. Almost 😀

  14. What a beautiful trifle! Both side way and top down shots are perfect! I love everything blueberry and this looks so nice with champagne in fact. It must have been a lovely day outdoor…

  15. gary mccourt says:

    Hey There, I have been following Billy on this challenge, i didn’t realise multiple bloggers were doing it. I am soooo impressed with how creative and dedicated you all are! this looks absolutely delicious!

  16. Ooh I love this one….feels so holiday-ish! :)

  17. Cuisines of the world – thats a really great concept. Nice dessert + champagne + good view – thats a good formula for enjoyment!

  18. Thank goodness for the blue skies and bright spring days. I started feeling like Winter for a while!

  19. msihua says:

    What a beautiful looking day and a perfect day for getting it on with the jelly mold :)

  20. Kimby says:

    I’ve been enjoying following your October challenge, but this post was SO JOYFUL and playful, I simply must comment. Your relationship — to each other, to food and to LIFE, is a delight! I’d take a few extra bites of that trifle, too! :) Beautiful water photo!!!

  21. Wow, that’s just the perfect scenery for enjoying that dessert! 😀 (Getting ready for the indoor season over here … ;))

  22. Sharn says:

    A trifle should have been an obvious thing and yet, I think this is the first one I’ve seen! Nice work.

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