Summery Eton Mess

Summery Eton Mess

Eton Mess isn’t necessarily the first thing that you’d think of as a light and totally moorish summer dessert. But here is a case where you can have your Eton Mess and eat it.

Eton Mess?
For the non British: Eton Mess derives its name from Eton college (known as the school of the British crème de la crème). It has been served at the annual Eton-Harrow cricket match since the 1930’s. Originally, it was a composition of strawberries and cream or ice cream. Meringue was only introduced in the 1970’s. Mess comes from the presentation of the dish. It might as well just be a gloriously messy Pavlova.

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Bellini Party – The Imperialini

Bellini Party - The Imperialini

So, the Bellini Party goes on with a wonderfully sensual mix of peaches, blueberries and vanilla.  A truly imperial mix! The colour is a vibrant shade of purple – perfectly reflecting the summer mood (although it looks slightly somber in these pictures – of which more later).  Continue reading

Bellini Party – The Lovini

Bellini Party - The Lovini

1 year of Françoise La Prune – time to celebrate and what better way than with a series of 3 luxuriant Bellinis! Summertime is the perfect backdrop in which to serve these Prosecco-based cocktails – the rich fruity hues hinting at both health and freshness (but probably only delivering on one of these)! ;-)  Continue reading