It has been hot ere in the UK.
If you hadn’t heard, we have been having a little heat wave (basically our summer in one week) and it has been l a v e l y. There really is nothing better than waking up each morning to blue skies, throwing on a dress and heading out into the sunshine.
With glorious weather comes a whole bunch of summer goods. Pimms by the jug, Mr. Whippy’s, frosty cocktails, weekly BBQ’s and a few picnics thrown in too. My sweet tooth is unstoppable, so when it comes to BBQ’s and picnics, I am aaaall about the pudding.
Summer puddings should be simple. Ain’t nobody got time for flappin’ around in a hot kitchen, we want to just chuck everything in, mix it around a bit and tuck in.
As a little nod to Wimbledon (strawberries ‘n’ cream and that), I thought I would pop up one of my favourite summer puddings, Eton Mess. But with a little twist.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE cream. I used to drink it by the glass (weeeugh) but in the summer when I’m feelin’ a bit hot and bothered, I like something a little lighter. For this batch of summery goodness, I replaced the heavy double cream with creme friache. It is a slightly less sweet, but the bursts of meringue and berries create a beautiful balance, all in all a lovely and refreshing bowl of goodness.
Here’s what you need –
1 punnet Stawberries
1 punnet Raspberries
3 Meringue nests
1 big pot of creme friache
What you do –
Wash and chop up your strawbs and raspberries into a big bowl, gently spoon in the creme friache and mix till the mixture is a lovely pale pink colour. Roughly crumble in the meringue and pop in the fridge for around 30 mins, this gives the creme friache time to solidify a little.
A few jugs of Pimms later, grab some bowls, take the Eton Mess out of the fridge and dollop a tablespoon or 5 into each bowl. Crumble over some more meringue, scatter a few more berries and serve!
A simple, easy but daaayum tasty summer pudding.
What’s your go-to pudding? Lemme know, I wanna give it a whirl.