Sunday, 20 April 2014

Rhubarb Eton Mess - Easter Lunch

Hello Dear Reader,

Eton Mess is a dessert of crushed meringues, sugared strawberries and whipped cream.

I didn't have any strawberries and they are too expensive.

I have rhubarb in the garden and with friends coming for Sunday lunch, I wanted to finish the meal with something sweet.


6 sticks of rhubarb - washed and cut into 2" cubes.
Juice and zest of one orange,
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 heaped teaspoon ground ginger.

Heat the oven to 120

Mix the rhubarb, juice, zest and sugar..

Arrange in a casserole dish, cover and roast for 20-30 minutes until soft. Strain but save the juice.

Add the juice to a pan and cook down to a reduction, this will be syrup like.

Leave to cool.

To serve.

1 carton of double cream - whipped
1 meringue per person - beaten egg whites and caster sugar, arrange in mounds and bake in a low oven, or do what I did and buy them reduced from the bakers.

In a dish, crumble the meringue.

Add a generous spoon of whipped cream.

Arrange the rhubarb on top and drizzle with the rhubarb syrup.

It was a really economical lunch. Slow roast rolled brisket, roast potatoes and parsnips, Yorkshire puddings, cauliflower cheese, steamed carrots and kale all with gravy.  A 2.3kg joint of brisket was £10 from my local butchers. All the other ingredients meant the total cost was £17.26. I love to fill my dining room with friends and to feed them well with local food.

My apologies for the lack of photos, my guests arrived cold and wet and I wanted to take care of everyone.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxxxx

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Shamelessly promoting my home town

Hello Dear Reader,

I like a bargain

I don't like to pay more than I have to for anything.

I can get my fruit and veg from the green grocer 'Beddoes' - all of my veggies, including some kale for my Sunday lunch
are Cornish.

I have friends for lunch tomorrow and I've  broken my gravy jug and let's face it, Sunday lunch needs gravy.

I wasn't buying a new one.

I nipped off to our local vintage shop and bought a 'new one'. I can buy everything I need in my little town. 

Made in England - greydawn - utility wear £5 .......I always prefer to buy second hand.

This has been a shameless promotion of Liskeard. The small market town that has it all.

Call in when you're in Cornwall.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxx