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Eton mess

Eton mess

Eton mess is an easy recipe, perfect for summer family gatherings in the garden or nice desert after dinner. It is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, pieces of meringue, and cream. It is traditionally served at Eton College’s annual cricket game against the pupils of Harrow School. The word mess may refer to the appearance of the dish, or may be used in the sense of “a quantity of food”, particularly “a prepared dish of soft food” or “a mixture of ingredients cooked or eaten together”. A recent myth is that Eton mess was first created when a meringue dessert was accidentally crushed by a dog while travelling to picnic at Eton College, but what could be salvaged was served as a crushed meringue with strawberries and cream. Classic Eton mess is a quick, crowd-pleasing dessert when made with shop-bought meringue. It’s also a great way to use up broken homemade meringue. Classically Eton mess is made with whipped cream, meringue and strawberries, but you can add anything from a dash of port to a splash of ginger cordial for a twist, or try it with raspberries, bananas and pineapples.

Roasted strawberry parfait

Roasted strawberry parfait

Roasted  strawberry parfait recipe brings out their natural amazing flavor of strawberries and creates a luxurious syrup while still maintaining a firm texture. This is a natural snack at it’s best — perfect for young and old alike. In France, parfait refers to a frozen dessert made from a base of sugar syrup, egg, and cream. A parfait contains enough fat, sugar, alcohol and/or to a lesser extent air to allow it to be made by stirring infrequently while freezing, making it possible to create in a home kitchen without specialist equipment. The fat, sugar, alcohol or air interferes with the formation of water crystals, which would otherwise give the ice cream an uncomfortable texture in the mouth. In the northern United States and Canada, parfaits may also be made by using yogurt layered with nuts or fresh fruits such as peaches, strawberries, or blueberries.

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes are mix of sweet and tart from the fresh strawberries, and the taste of the cream cheese frosting goes so well with a traditional yellow cake. You can decorate your dessert with the graham cracker sprinkles, few slices of fresh strawberry or some other decorative sprinkles. You can choose decoration accordingly to the event you will serve the cupcakes – and it is suitable for almost every day – garden party, birthday party, Easter or Christmas. 

Strawberry and peach popsicle

Strawberry and peach popsicle

Popsicle is a popular brand of ice pop in the United States and Canada and became a genericized trademark for any type of ice pop due to its popularity. The first ice pop was created by accident in 1905 when 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a glass of homemade soda on his porch on a very cold San Francisco night. The next morning he went to go get the soda and it was frozen. Using the stirring stick that he had also left in the glass, he pulled it out and tried it. “Popsicle” is a trademark held by Unilever. Also it is very easy to find different popsicle molds. Strawberries and peaches are amazing out of hand. They taste even better with a splash of coconut milk.

Strawberry season

Strawberry season

Once available  for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year-round fruit, thanks to imports from warmer climates. However, the varieties grown for export tend to be chosen for their ability to withstand transportation, rather than for their texture or flavour, which often results in a less tender berry with an unremarkable taste. The fact that strawberries intended for export are picked before they’re properly ripe, means that their flavour is further impaired; strawberries don’t ripen after being picked.

To enjoy strawberries at their fragrant, juicy and flavourful best it’s worth holding out for the season – if you want to eat them super-ripe, pick-your-own is best.