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By October 6, 2012 3 Comments

When Gregory said Andy had developed their pie of the week idea I was thrilled, I love me a good pie. But then they said they were serving it in a jar and that it came in layers…which made me fear it would resemble a trifle. Which I loathe. I loathe the trifle so much I wrote about it last spring and it seems those wise souls at the Herald agreed with me….

I am pleased to report that Andy’s pie is delicious and unique and fun and spectacular with absolutely no trace of jelly or wet cake.

Now I’m aware the issue of the trifle is no trifling matter at all. Sorry, couldn’t help it.

So what do you think of the trifle? Am I wrong?

Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Miss Piggy says:

    Trifle is gross – it’s a big sloppy mess of mismatched stuff. Shudder!

  • Michael the Regular says:

    I think you’re being unnecessarily harsh.

    A bad trifle (luminous packet custard, sloppy Aeroplane jelly in an unfortunate flavor, cheap plonk) is an abomination.

    A properly conceived trifle with harmonious flavours can be a work of genius. I’m thinking of the tea and scones trifle at Arras (with strawberry jam and tea jelly), or the mango, banana and sherry trifle at (the much missed) Etch, or even Uncle Heston’s Royal Trifle with saffron cream, crushed amaretti, fruit compote and dried strawberries.

    Now there’s a challenge for the lovely Andy… a trifle that will make Naomi change her mind.

  • SusanB says:

    LOVE trifle. Always have. Perfect combination of ingredients far as I’m concerned.