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.
We all have mornings where leaving the soft warm cocoon of our bed is a struggle – this transition to the harshness of the real world can be made a lot easier by the prospect of a delicious breakfast such as the sumptuous ‘Verry Berry Breakfast Parfait!
The blueberries and blackberries combined with a dash of citrus juice and zests lend it a wonderfully understated sweetness. The soy yogurt – making this a vegan delight – creates a beautiful creaminess that will leave you wanting more. It’s hard to believe that this parfait is actually good for you as it could easily be served as dessert – more about its health benefits below. Continue reading →