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Summer berries meringues

The perfect dessert: quick, pretty and delicious. Ideal for garden parties and rooftop dinners. Meringues and summer berries are a match made in heaven - in terms of looks as well as taste. Trust me and invite your friends for this delectable meringe pots.

Recipe: Summer berries meringues

Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • tsp cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Combine berries with sugar and cardamom.
  • Place them in four ramekins.

Recipe: Meringue

Ingredients
  • 2 egg whites
  • 100 g sugar
  • tsp corn starch
  • tsp white wine vinegar
Method
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  • Beating, gradually add sugar.
  • Add vinegar and potato starch and continue beating for 2-3 minures.
  • Pile the meringue on top of the fruit and swirl on top.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, until the meringue is puffy and golden.
  • Serve with fruit.

Coconut chia pudding

Chia seeds seem to be the new in the foodie world. Listed as , they are praised as an amazing source of omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You can read more about their superpowers at many professional nutrition websites.

Personally, I became a fan of chia seeds for far more prosaic reason. Namely: the coconut chia pudding. All you have to do is to combine some chia seeds with coconut milk and place the mixture in the fridge before you go to sleep. When you wake up, your delicious breakfast is waiting for you and it's filling, vegan and gluten-free.

Recipe: Coconut chia pudding

Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • one cup of coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup of chia seeds
  • one tsp. of honey
Method
  • Stir together the coconut milk, chia seeds and honey.
  • Refrigerate for at least four hours (you can leave it in the fridge overnight).
  • Place into two bowls and top with fruit of your choosing.

Summer meringue with red fruit

Having been born in early January, I sincerely sympathise with anyone who celebrates a winter birthday. After the splurge of holiday season and the carouse of New Year's Eve people are left with neither the will to make whoopee, nor funds or ideas for great gifts. Let alone the fact that I will never have a meringue with seasonal berries as my birthday cake. It would be perfect for my party, as it is light, delicate and graceful. And so am I.

Luckily for me, I don't need birthday to make myself some cake.

Recipe: Summer meringue with red fruit

Serves: 8

Recipe: Meringe

Ingredients
  • 7 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cup of fine sugar
  • one tsp. of vinegar
  • one tsp. of potato starch
Method
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff. Beating, gradually add sugar. Add vinegar and potato starch and keep beating for a while.
  • Place the mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet and form a circle.
  • Bake at 130C for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 100C and bake for another 2 hours.
  • Let cool completely.

Recipe: Cream

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup of raspberries
  • 150 g of mascarpone
Method
  • Blend raspberries and drain the mixture.
  • Combine with mascarpone, using a mixer.

Recipe: Fruit

Ingredients
  • raspberries
  • red currant
Method
    • Top cooled meringue with cream. Arrange fruit on top of the cream.
    • Refrigerate unless serving immediately.