This was served to me at a ladies luncheon. It took months to talk the hostess into giving up the recipe. She did so only after I promised no substitutions. It's an elegant, delicious dessert. Triffle supposedly got it's name by the way polite ladies responded to the question "would you like dessert?" So as not to appear gluttonous a polite lady would respond "Yes please, just a triffle." I don't know if that's true but it's a cute story.