Elderflower strawberry meringue cream!

Based on the great meringue picnic disaster at Eton this lovely summery dessert couldn’t be easier to make and is enhanced with the scent and taste of elderflowers.

Elderflower and strawberry mess

I love the scent of elderflowers in the house when making cordial, (there’s definitely a candle fragrance to be made by someone who knows how!)

Serves 2 for a nice and easy supper party dessert. You’ll need –

Shopping list

Pick a nice big elderflower head from the hedgerow!

Elderflowers

This is the perfect time to use a couple of those shop bought meringue nests as they stay a little crispy in the mix.

Strawberries and elderflowers

Wash and cut the strawberries into polite size pieces. Place in a bowl and add a good sprinkle of sugar, about 2 tsp. Wash and dry the elderflower head gently. Carefully take the little blossoms off and add about half of the head to the bowl. Let the strawberry mix sit for a couple of hours to take on the flavour of the flowers.

Meringue and cream

Whisk the double cream until it is just thick (if you’ve bought a thick double cream you may not need to whisk it much) add a tablespoon of elderflower cordial and combine with the strawberries and the broken up pieces of meringue.

Decorate with more flowers. Delicious!

Meringue and strawberry and elderflower cream

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