Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eaton Mess , Ambrosia, Pavlovas

written on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10:01pm

Spring is in the air, and fruits associated with it are in the supermarket. Simple summery desserts are definitely ontop of the menu! :) The common ingredients in these desserst are cream and fruits! so, balance up the calories.

Eaton Mess: meringue pieces, crushed brandy snaps ( it is the name of a biscuit, no brandy it it! something like the waffle icecream cone, except it is crunchier and sweeter) canned mandarin segments or fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced or quartered, whipped cream. Mix all together. Viola!

Ambosia: cream, mixed berries and marshmallows. Mix all together. Frozen mixed berries can also be used.Defrost first before mixing.

Pavlova: the essential Kiwi dessert (there's always a tussle here, according to my Kiwi friends, where this recipe originated from, or rather who 'owns' this dessert, the Kiwis or Ozzies? Of course the Kiwis always claimed that it is theirs, much to the chagrin of the Ozzies! I stand by my Kiwi friends!). pavs are made of egg whites, beat with sugar till stiff, and put into the cold oven. Then switch it on and bake till lght brown. switch off the oven, an dit has to be left to cool in the oven until the oven is cold. Best done at night time, as you need to leave it in the oven until it is really cold, only then you can take the pav out. If this is not followed, disaster to the pav!

Whip cream, spread on the pav, and arrange fruits to your liking, which can range from sliced kiwis, strawberries, and sometimes i used canned peaches. stawberries' are the best!

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