Sunday, 28 February 2010

Quick Trifle

I don't know many people who dislike trifle. My Mother makes a lovely trifle, but I was looking through the school recipe books again and found this easy recipe. I made it for pudding for today's Sunday dinner.

Quick Trifle
4 sponge bricks or any plain sponge+2 tbsp raspberry jam or a jam swiss roll
1 pack of raspberry jelly
Tin of fruit
Custard - either a tin of Ambrosia or use custard powder
1 small carton of whipping cream or double cream
Hundreds and thousands/glace cherries or both.
2-3 tbsp sherry
1)Make jelly.
2) Slit sponge bricks and put jam on or slice the swiss roll. Put in trifle dish.
3) Drain fruit over sponge and add sherry if desired.
4) Arrange fruit on sponge then pour jelly over. ( Do not pour boiling water into a glass dish - it will crack, let the jelly mixture cool a bit first).
5) Let the ingredients cool, then put into a fridge to set.
6) Make custard and let it cool, or just open a tin of Ambrosia and pour over the set ingredients
7) Whip cream and spread over trifle.
8) Decorate with hundreds and thousands or cherries.

Martin Niemoeller

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First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out because I was not a communist;

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew;

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Martin Niemoeller was a decorated U-boat Captain in World War 1. By the time Hitler came to power he was a staunch Protestant and opponent of Hitler. Hitler ordered his incarceration in a concentration camp, but Niemoeller survived the war.

I really like the quote at the top of the post. I feel there are too many people resembling ostriches nowadays. Common things I hear are; 'What can I do?', 'What difference can I make?', 'What's it got to do with us?'

If all Hitler's opponents had stood up and done something, would there have been a World War 2?