A little sweetness to share with you this Tuesday evening..........
Eton Mess - my quick version
(Serves 3 - 4)
6 to 8 ready made meringue nests
300ml double cream
approx 200g strawberries
Whip the cream in a large bowl until it makes soft peaks.
Crumble the meringues into the cream and stir.
Puree approx 200g strawberries with a little water and sugar to taste (approx 1 small tblsp), then stir half the sauce through cream and meringue mix.
Place serving in a pretty glass dish, sprinkle over chopped strawberries if wished, and pour over more strawberry sauce.
NB: you could also stir in chopped strawberries to the "mess" with the sauce, as well as adding on top.
We had the above for pudding last night, without any additional strawberries, just the sauce stirred through then more on top, and it was real comfort food - yummy!
When my daughter was little, and I said I was making this for pudding, she was a little unsure and sceptical as she thought it meant "eaten mess" and quite rightly she wasn't sure she fancied it!!!
Still on the subject of strawberries, am hoping to go strawberry picking at the local farm in the next few days to buy enough for jam making.
Have just added a few Applique Door Stops to my Gillyflower's Handmade and Vintage Shop if anyone needs one during this windy weather!
These are the last few left over from the last summer fair, but I can make more to order.
The last photo in the "shop" is a rather blurry one of the one I have in my kitchen - no camera to take a decent shot of one "in use" .