Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ilektra's Mash-Up Meringue dessert #recipe by Linda Wiken, author, #cozymystery

A very tasty spin-off from my book club, the Book Club Babes, is the wonderful recipes that end up in my email after each session. The host that evening is responsible for all the food, wine and chocolate included, and then, of course, we're usually begging to know the ingredients.

Even though books are the focus, we often end up spending as much time talking about food. I'd say food and books go great together!

So our friend Ilektra mentioned this easy and delicious dessert recipe and I thought, I hope I remember it! I think I have but as she said, it doesn't really matter the proportions because it all tastes good mashed up together.

What I love the most about it is the ease and the taste, just perfect for topping off dinner when you don't have the time to create something more complicated. It would also be delightful at an afternoon tea!

A final, note -- I'd meant to slice up some papaya for a dash of color. Some day I'll tell you my papaya story!

What you need:  (recipe for 4)

6 meringues  (you can be creative and make them or rushed and buy them)
1/2 pint whipping cream (and whatever you add to it -- sugar and vanilla are my choices)
1 pint fresh blueberries

What to do:

1.  Whip the cream in a large mixing bowl. I always add some sugar and vanilla to this.

2,  Crumble the meringues into the mixture.

3.  Add the washed blueberries. Stir, just enough to mix it all up but not so long as to ruin the texture of the whipping cream.

4. Serve with slices of fruit -- papaya would be nice and colorful -- a wafer, or biscotti.

Easy, right? Tastes great, too.

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  1. Brilliant combination--sweet, tart and crunchy all at once. And quick to make!

  2. Wow, sounds so easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing, Linda!

  3. I want to know about the papaya!
    Looks very tasty and certainly easy.

  4. I like easy recipes like this one.

  5. Your papaya story may be like my mango story!

  6. This looks good! Buy meringues at a bakery or grocery? I never thought about it.

    1. Hey, Pat -- they were in the fresh bakery section of Whole Foods.

  7. I love these kind of deserts. Thank you for the chance.