It seems to me, that last year, they had the recipes at their cooking stations. They may still have them, but they just aren't showing them to make it more dramatic.
I would think they would have to have a recipe for any baking competition....just because exact measurements are needed for a successful product.
I'm watching the first episode again and I noticed something really insignificant but a bit ridiculous. The "crowd gasp" sound effect which I've even heard on AGT this week. One of the opening scenes this season used it like three times in a minute.
Here's a link with various combinations of trifles people can try:
English Trifle Recipe - Joyofbaking.com *Tested Recipe*
I think an English trifle may be different than what Americans consider one to be. Personally, I consider a "trifle" to be any kind of layered dessert - could be just berries and cream, could be bananas, pudding and nilla wafers, like AJane intimated, it's the "meatloaf" of desserts!
Trifle's a great dessert to make and I'm not picky about what goes in it....so I didn't mind whether the ones on the show were traditional or not.
I like the angel food cake pieces in mine....but I'd try them all...fab dessert.
(darn...now I'm wanting one...and I just bought a bunch of strawberries at the farmer's market....guess I know what I'm making this weekend!)
ok, it's trifle for dessert tonight. lol! I also like it with angel food cake. My layers: angel food cake, strawberries and strawberry jello, cool-whip, angel food cake, bananas and vanilla pudding, cool whip. Mmmmm!