Sorry I haven't blogged for a long while... just have been really busy and living at home with my parents so didn't have the chance to cook much! However I'm now back in my student diggs so expect an avalanche of culinary delights over the next few weeks!
Anyway, it was Mothering Sunday a week ago so me and my sisters decided to put on a three course meal for the family. By the time my sisters had decided to tell me what they were planning they had already shot-gunned the best courses so I got lumbered with desert... This would normally be easy but my mum doesn't really do chocolate!
For full details of the whole meal see my sisters blog.
With the chocolate ban in place I set out to find a light quick and easy dessert as I knew the kitchen would be chaotic!
I ended up making Strawberry and Lemon Gratin, which looks Crème Brûlée and tastes like cheesecake. I found the recipe in the Sarah Raven Garden Cookbook which I can strongly recommend for quick and easy dishes.
Strawberry and Lemon Gratin
300ml double cream
300ml natural yoghurt
grated zest of 1 lemon
caster sugar, to taste
lemon juice, to taste
115g demerara sugar
- Whip the double cream to soft peaks (use an electric whisk, unless you want to do it by hand for a couple of hours!) and fold in the yoghurt, a few of the strawberries, and the lemon zest, with enough caster sugar and lemon juice to taste.
- Fill the bottom of 6 ramekin dishes with the remaining strawberries and cover with the cream mixture.
- Over this carefully spread the demerara sugar, smoothing it with the back of a spoon.
- Put into the fridge for at least 2 hours to form a crust.
I'm not normally a fan of light deserts but this dish was perfect considering the heavy main course.
More blogs to follow very soon...