All posts tagged: pomegranate

Eton Mess Royale

When I imagine which fruit and nuts are worthy of the Royal family, I like to think that pomegranates and pistachios come top of the list. So, on the birthday of Her Royal Majesty the Queen, I’d like to share with you the most regal dessert I’ve ever put together. The story of Eton Mess changes depending upon who you speak to, but my favourite version is that a load of young Etonians were carrying a pavlova to a Professor and dropped it on the floor, then made the best of it. Its not essential to make the meringue yourself, but its the only way you’ll get the rose water in there and that completes this whole blue-blood vibe. 1 batch turkish delight meringues 300ml double cream, whip half of it few handfuls pistachios few handfuls pomegranate seeds   Just throw everything together in a bowl and make it look pretty-ish, that’s the beauty of eton mess. It’s hella messy. Track recommendation is of course Royals because I’m nothing if not topical. Thanks for reading x …

Pomegranate Cocktail

My little sister is a little hungover today, so an attempt to coax her towards the hair of the dog method may be in order. Not only do I want to give her just enough alcohol to transform her back to her human self, I thought it might also be nice to give it a hint of healthy. I had some POM Wonderful Pomegranate juice in the fridge and as we all know, pomegranate is a certified ‘superfood’. (if you don’t trust me on this, I’m sure you’ll take the all knowing Guardian’s word for it). This stuff is a little expensive depending on where you buy it, but it makes a delicious addition to pretty much anything with ice in it and its healthy so don’t be tight.   I happen to be lucky enough to have a super-hippy for a mother who rents an allotment generating an abundance of organic green things, so the mint I use in this recipe is 100% fresh and delicious – however if you don’t have my good …