This cutting from the Herald Sun Checkout cooking page says ‘any old trifle is dead easy, but a “great” trifle has mystique’. A trifle overdone perhaps, but a good trifle is a great summer dessert. These versions seem to have come from the inaugural ‘Great Trifle’ competition – unsurprisingly not a competition that’s around anymore. Equally I’m not quite sure of how these recipes would work today, but there’s some interesting combinations in them!!!!!