No Feast is Complete without Dessert!

And last, but not least is our recipe for Easy Berry Mini-Trifle which we ate to round off our British Feast. (As if we didn’t have enough food to begin with!) After reading quite a few different trifle recipes it became clear that we could really customize this however we wanted. We left out the liquor this time and went the easy route and bought pre-made ingredients. Also, rather than making the trifle in one large glass bowl, we made several varieties in drinking glasses so that everyone could pick their own ingredients.

I would recommend using smaller, wider juice glasses if using this method. Sadly over the past 11 years of marriage all of ours seem to have broken or disappeared. So we made do with these. Continue reading

British Feast Side Dishes Take Center Stage

Our Sunday meal was perhaps one of our biggest undertakings yet. In honor of the Royal wedding we prepared a traditional British Sunday Lunch as recommended by Charles and Alison. And what a treat it was – I’m still thinking about it! In addition to the Roast Beef with Port Merlot Pan Sauce, we also made Roasted Potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding.

Let’s start with the delicious little spuds. We combined Alison’s roasted potato recipe with one we found on Epicurious. Miss A was on hand to help with the potato peeling.

We then chopped the potatoes and dropped them in cold water. After draining them, we placed them between paper towels and dried them thoroughly. Next, at Charles’ suggestion to make them authentically English, we incorporated the goose fat. Continue reading