A classic Scottish trifle found on britishfood.about.com
Tipsy Laird is the Scottish trifle dessert served on Burns Night. It is essentially the same as Trifle, the pudding that has graced British tables for centuries but with whisky not sherry, and Scottish raspberries.
Jelly may not always be used but no Trifle is complete without custard. This version is quick and easy to make using ready-made custard or make with custard powder following the packet instructions.
Use Scottish raspberries if you can for complete authenticity. For an even richer dessert, finish the trifle by grating dark or white chocolate over.