Summer of Flavour with M&S

Ok, so there is clearly a theme to my posts this week…I love Summer and all the fresher, lighter foods around, even when the weather doesn’t match! As well as providing me with a free lunch, Marks and Spencer also invited me to take part in their Summer of Flavour by providing me with the ingredients to make one of their fabulous sounding recipes.
Summer of Flavour is all about celebrating flavour, and as well as enjoying what we know and love, putting a new twist on traditional dishes. I chose to make a dessert that involved folding blueberries and lemon curd in to lightly crushed meringues and whipped cream then freezing it. It sounded like heaven…and tasted like it too!
8 meringue nests (Cook with M&S)
300ml double or whipping cream (although the Bristol store had neither so was subbed with pre-whipped cream and that worked just as well!)
325g jar Sicilian lemon curd
180g blueberries
1. Lightly crush the meringues and set aside.
2. In a bowl, whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold in the lemon curd and the blueberries.
3. Now fold in the crushed meringues. Spoon into a 900g/2lb loaf tin lined and over-hanging with cling film. Open-freeze until firm then fold the overhang of cling film over, wrap again and freeze until ready to serve.
4. Alternatively spoon into 8 ramekin dishes, cover tightly with cling film and freeze.
5. Transfer the frozen loaf to the fridge 30 minutes before slicing. Ramekins are best left to stand at room temperature 10 minutes or so before spooning into.
This was one of the easiest desserts I’ve ever made and tasted so fresh, despite being really quite naughty! The lemon curd complemented the blueberries perfectly and the meringue gave a crunchy, chewy texture. I imagine that you could substitute the blueberries quite happily with raspberries too…let me know if you give that a go, or if you follow this recipe to the letter.
What are your favourite flavour combinations?


5 comments for “Summer of Flavour with M&S

  1. Sounds a great idea to make for guests. I’m not keen on v lemonty things so is substitute the raspberries insteady and leave out the Lenin curd x

  2. This looks so delicious and so easy. My husband would absolutely love this. X

  3. Oh my lord, this looks like a DREAM.

  4. How did I miss this ā€¦ looks scrummy šŸ™‚

  5. Ooh, this sounds and looks delicious! šŸ™‚ xxx