Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert which originated, no surprise here, at Eton College in the late 1800s. It’s formed of broken meringues, whipped cream and fruit (normally either strawberries or bananas) and it’s a perfect summer pudding due to the lightness of its ingredients.
During the summer it’s nice to have light dessert options at hand and this summer fruit trifle is a great choice to make in the morning to accompany a barbecue in the evening. Continue reading
For all that I enjoy cooking and baking complex things involving a number of components, sometimes it’s the simplest marriages of ingredients which result in being the tastiest meals.
My mother-in-law came along the other evening with a little treat of raspberry meringues for us which was very welcome indeed. They weren’t fancy and they weren’t complicated, but they were sweet, fresh and creamy and was the perfect light dessert for eating while sitting in the garden on a summer’s evening.
The beauty of these raspberry meringues is the way the crisp meringue breaks into sugary shards in your mouth while being encapsulated in the sweet cream, but then a raspberry will explode between your teeth, zapping your tastebuds with sharp, yet sweet, fruit juice. When you taste something as perfect as this, it reminds you that it truly is the simplest things in life which bring the most pleasure.
Oat or coconut cream or freshly whipped lactose-free double cream (Add a little icing sugar while whipping to sweeten the cream, if you’d prefer)
Raspberries or sliced strawberries
Top each meringue nest with a generous dollop of whipped cream and then place your fruit on top. Enjoy.