Cranberry Trifle is one version of a Christmas trifle. It has great balance in flavor with the tart cranberries and the sweet custard.
Jamie, Lucy and I all have ancestors from England. In researching how Christmas is celebrated, I discovered it is much like how we celebrate Christmas in the U.S. There are a few differences, however.
Most people in England have Christmas trees in their homes. This tradition actually came from Prince Albert. Prince Albert was from Germany and brought this tradition with him when he married Queen Victoria. Most towns and cities are decorated with Christmas lights and often a famous person turns them on. They also have Nativity plays and Caroling services.
Father Christmas or Santa Claus is also part of their celebration. The children write letters to Father Christmas with their list of what they would like for Christmas. Father Christmas fills stockings or pillow cases with presents on the night of Christmas Eve. The stockings are hung by the fireplace. Mince pies and brandy are left for Father Christmas.
The main Christmas meal is eaten around lunch time on Christmas Day. They serve turkey, vegetables, stuffing, bacon and sausage. Dessert is often Christmas Pudding or a Christmas Trifle.
I chose to make the Christmas Trifle. The flavor I made is Cranberry Trifle.
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