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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Spiced Rhubarb & Strawberry Breakfast Parfait

Spiced Rhubarb & Strawberry Breakfast Parfait

Don’t you love those recipes that give you lots of alternatives?

Starting your day with this delicious ‘Spiced Rhubarb and Strawberry Breakfast Parfait’ can turn any day into a happy one. This parfait is a composition of rhubarb compote and greek yoghurt which perfectly complement each other, the tart sweetness blending seamlessly with the softness of the yoghurt. Endlessly versatile, you can easily transform this fruit and vegetable mix into a decadent dessert or a crumble with a few minor tweaks. What about serving it with a vanilla panna cotta (just omit the basil in the ‘Basil Panna Cotta’)? Continue reading

Champagne Truffles

Champagne Truffles

Rediscover Valentine’s Day!
For most people, the 14th of February consists of: overpriced, overcrowded restaurants filled to the brim with couples who aren’t talking to each other; tasteless heart-themed cards; tired, formulaic romcoms and lots of people trying to sell you stuff. The idea that this is a day to celebrate love seems to have got lost somewhere.  Continue reading