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Trifling with Cake and Custard – The Great British Bake Off Week Four

Posted on: 27/08/2014 with tags: An Appetite for Violets, author blog, Clandestine Cake Club, historical fiction, Martine Bailey, The Great British Bake Off, The Penny Heart, trifle

It is Desserts week on The Great British Bake Off and the contestants might do well to remember that ‘Desserts’ spells ‘Stressed’ backwards. The episode’s grand finale is Baked Alaska, a tricky temperature challenge; to bake ice cream in a crisp hot meringue… A simpler test is to bake a tiramisu cake, an Italian development of English trifle, or Zuppa Inglese as the Italians call it. Trifle is, of course, a quintessentially British dessert; the only dessert from a typical eighteenth centu…

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