Continue from part 1 of 2 ….
So do you really want to know what the kids caught in the Eel room below the house…. while they waited for dessert? Maybe i should rather keep to the dessert…
For the Meringue Mess you will need to following:
4 packets of meringues, i like to use soft colours like cream, pink and purple.
(try to get good quality meringues or bake some yourself, they need to be goooey inside and not dried out completely)
1 tub of fresh cream
2 x 250g punnets of blueberries
1 x large punnet of strawberries
1 x flake (optional)
4 x tablespoons of sugar
some lemon juice
Make the Blueberry sauce:
Boil together one punnet blueberries, 4 tablespoons of sugar and 3/4 cup of water for +/- 8 minutes.
Strain the hot blueberry sauce through a sieve, and push as much of the blueberry pulp through the sieve with the back of a spoon. Add a BIG squirt of lemon juice and reduce further by simmering for another 10 – 15 minutes to get a rich black shiney slightly thick sauce. Let this cool completely (make in advance if possible).
Use a BIG bowl, and mix together the 4 x packets of meringues (break them up a bit), one tub of whipped cream, 1 punnet of fresh blueberries 1 punnet of halved strawberries, and the homemade blueberry sauce. It is important not to mix the ingredients too much, basically give it 2 stirs and that should be enough otherwise it might get too messy. You should still be able to see the individual ingredients …..
Serve on a BIG white flat platter as this is one of those visual feasts…. sprinkle with flake or chocolate shavings….
After dessert we all walked down to the river ….
This is such an untouched piece of paradise…
And when the sugar rush hits a HIGH, trust Bruce to take the team for a “penguin walk / dance” through the house while the “penguin song” blares over the Duivenhoks Valley….