Saturday, January 24, 2009

Truffle or Trifle?

I had this uncertainty about what actually truffle is. As far as I know (from tv series called Pushing Daisies), truffle is (1) a kind of fungi that they use in exclusive dish. But then, I heard some of my friends said, they love to eat (2) truffles that one of their friends made (some sort of desert which got layers of cakes and jelly). I also had a friend that actually selling (3) variety of chocolates, which she also called it as truffle. So, what is truffle exactly?

I had googled for "Truffle" from the net, and I got these from Wikipedia:

Truffle or Truffles may refer to:

  • Truffle (fungi), the edible fruiting body of a group of fungi in the genus Tuber
  • Chocolate truffle, a chocolate confection
  • Various kinds of hypogeous fungi other than that mentioned above, including Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Glomeromycetes and Zygomycetes

Truffle as a group of fungi

Truffle as choc confection

Hmm, it seems that so far, number (1) and (3) are correct! So, what is actually number (2)? I guess you all know from the title of this entry. =p

Yes, it is trifle ("truf" with an "i" and one "f"). It is pronounce as trai-fel (it sounds almost the same as truffle. No wonder people got confused with these two). To confirm that, I again searched the net and these are what i got:
  • A trifle is a dessert dish made from thick (or often solidified) custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or, more recently, jelly (gelatin), and whipped cream. These ingredients are usually arranged in layers with fruit and sponge on the bottom, and custard and cream on top.
  • A trifle is often used for decoration as well as taste, incorporating the bright, layered colours of the fruit, jelly, jam, and the contrast of the creamy yellow custard and white cream.
  • Trifles are often served at Christmas time, sometimes as a lighter alternative to the much denser Christmas pudding.

Hmm, hope after this there will be no more misunderstanding about truffle again. BTW, sedapnyer trifle tu! Anyone care to make some for me? Fathi maybe? Yum2!


Anonymous said...

kakju rasa trifle tu kna eja triffle...kan? baru btul.

aaziz said...

@ kak ju - Tak la Ka Ju. Mmg 1 'f' jer. Dah check kat dictionary. Huhu!

Anonymous said...

owh ye ke.. sorry.. kju ingat ada dua f. hehehe..

teyha! said...

trifle sedap kan aziz! tapi cepat muak.

ArsSisters said...

aku teruja tgk pictures dlm entry ko kali ni, hahahha! especially pic choc tu, hoho

aaziz said...

@ kak ju - No prob!

aaziz said...

@ teyha! - Aku tak biasa makan la. Jarang2 skali. Mak aku x penah wat. Hmm, bila la nak makan lagi bendalah tuh?

aaziz said...

@ ArsSisters - Teruja ker? Aku wat sndiri choc tu. Hahaha! Search kat google jer.

teyha! said...

trifle tu? kau boleh buat sendiri je. beli kek cap silverbird kat kedai, layer dgn jeli (part ni aku lupa buat mcm mana), campak buah suka hati :)

Ir A.Aziz said...

@ teyha - Oh, mcm tuh ker? Nanti nak try wat la, bila aku dok umah bujang. Hahaha! Skrg malu la nak wat kek nih. Nanti akak2 aku nampak. Segan!