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.
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 –
Pick a nice big elderflower head from the hedgerow!
This is the perfect time to use a couple of those shop bought meringue nests as they stay a little crispy in the mix.
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.
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!