Remember that evil jelly from Pericles?  And how I planned to have it with berries and cream and meringues for dessert when we had people to dinner the next day?

Well, I did.  And it was fabulous.  Also, beautiful.

I can’t really give you an adequate recipe (though I will post the weird jelly recipe later, for the curious), but the basic composition was a layer of diced rose-scented jelly, a layer of strawberries and fresh raspberries, a layer of crushed meringue, and a layer of whipped cream mixed with yoghurt and mascarpone.  And then I repeated the layers a couple of times, and topped the whole thing off with chocolate curls that I happened to have on-hand (leftover from the work wedding) and whole meringues.

It’s the sort of dessert that is only simple if you already just happen to have meringues, whipped cream, rose-scented jelly and chocolate curls on hand.  But it was delicious enough that I would actually consider making all those things again, just so that I can repeat the experience – such lovely, fresh-tasting berries, with tangy cream and crisp meringue and a scent of roses throughout.  Just lovely.

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2 comments for “Leftovers…

  1. October 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Pretty much the classiest trifle/non-messy Eton Mess ever! We often make desserts like this is my family, but I love the “romance” of yours, if that makes sense 🙂

    • October 30, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      I think it’s the sense of roses that provides the romance. And oh yes, Eton Mess, and fruit Fool, and Trifle, and all those things are such lovely desserts – I never do them the way I am supposed to, but you just can’t go wrong with fruit, something creamy or yoghurty, and meringue or cake or jelly…

      (and I love how it looks so much more elegant than my food really is!)

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