On my walk with the dog through Greenwich marked this morning, I passed Rhodes Bakery. They had the most impressive and enormous meringues in their window. So trying to give the locale traders in Greenwich marked some business, I bought lots of meringues and lot of other goods. Every little helps!
I got inspired to make an old time English favourite dessert "Eton Mess".
Pimped by me to "Greenwich Mess".
So here is my dairy free, but for sure not sugar-free version.
Get out your most beautiful glasses and lets get messy! This is what you need :
- Fresh fruit - mine is strawberries and raspberries
- Soya yoghurt - with blueberries
- Soya cream
- Vanilla extract
- Real vanilla
- Dairy free custard
Mix up the Blueberry yoghurt with 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, some real vanilla and a bit of soya cream
Smash the meringue with a rolling pin or your hands to small bits. This is good stress relief - you can pretend it is somebodies head!!
Now start to build, in no particular order, in the glass : meringue - fruit - yoghurt - soya custard - repeat until the glass is full. Keep an berry for the top.
So the weather might not be that brilliant, Greenwich park is closed (if you don't have a ticket), the traffic is up the creek and Greenwich is not quite is usual self. But this dessert will chase away the Olympic blues!
Dig in and enjoy - use your spoon as you eat, to make it even more messed up!