Sunday, 27 May 2012

Eurovision joy

Well as always Eurovision didn't fail to amaze on any level - from the cringingly awful to the downright weird, it was three hours of TV heaven. I can't help it, I just love it. I think everyone should release their inner camp and embrace the joy that is Eurovision. If you missed it this year, you'll never know the joy of the Albanian howling woman with hair like a Danish pastry, or the Moldovan entry lyrics "You have never been to my show, you haven't seen before how looks the trumpet" Answers on a postcard...

Out for lunch with the in-laws today. My but it was mighty hot. The weather that is, sadly the same cannot be said for the food. It's such a disappointment when you eat out and it just doesn't live up to expectations. Never mind, here's a little something to liven the tastebuds.

What's for pudding?

Eton Mess Makeover

Serves 4

One packet of small meringue nests
300ml tub of half fat creme fraiche
4 stems of rhubarb
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp elderflower cordial

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Wash the rhubarb, cut into 3cm lengths and place on a foil lined baking tray
  • Sprinkle thr rhubarb with the sugar and bake for 10 mins or until just softened and set aside to cool
  • In a large bowl, mix the elderflower cordial and the creme fraiche
  • use a slotted spoon to add the rhubarb to the creme fraiche
  • crumble in the meringues and mix lightly
  • serve in sundae dishes and drizzle with the rhubarb juices