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.
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
Love Froogs xxxxxx
Saturday, 19 April 2014
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
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.
Love Froogs xxx