July 6, 2011
For our dessert proper we served a very tidy Eton mess, with spiced berries.
There are recipes on the blog already for meringues, take a look here (right at the bottom) but served with these spiced berries instead of fresh fruit takes it to a whole new level.
4 cardamom pods
½ cinnamon stick
1 star anise
2 small handfuls raspberries
1 small handful blackberries
1 small handful blueberries
2 handfuls strawberries (chopped)
1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, then turn off the heat, stir in the cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and star anise, and set aside for 5-10 minutes
2. Then add the raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries to the spiced water.
Simmer over a medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until the water has reduced by half.
Drain the fruit and reserve the spiced syrup.
3. Serve onto the plate and drizzle the syrup over the top, serve with some little meringues and whipped cream with fresh mint.
We got to try this as well… amazing!