Cheat’s Berry Meringue Nests – recipe | Champagne Twist

berry meringue nests

For a quick and simple dessert or afternoon tea treat, here’s a recipe for those moments when you need something decadent, but lack time.

Cheat’s Berry Meringue Nests – recipe

by Champagne Twist

berry meringue nest

Ingredients:

  • Ready made meringues
  • Mixed berries, I used
    • Strawberries
    • Raspberries
    • Blueberries
    • Blackberries
  • Yogurt such as Thick Greek, Greek style, lemon, plain or vanilla
  • Sprig of mint, for decoration (optional)
  • Icing sugar, for decoration (optional)

Method:

  1. Using one meringue person, fill the city of each meringue nest wth 1 tablespoon of your chosen yogurt.
  2. Top off each nest with a mix of berries. You can, for instance, cut 1 large. strawberry into quarters and add 1 piece to each nest.  Add a couple each of the remaining fruit to each nest to finish.
  3. Decorate the nests with a sprig of mint and dust with icing sugar if using.

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With only requiring a few pieces of fruit and a little yogurt, you can create impressive looking and tasting meringue nests, within a relatedly small budget. You can try any combination of fruit and sauces. How about caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and chopped banana.

I hope you like this recipe, if you do, please leave a comment below. If you have any ideas on how to use meringues, again please leave a comment below.

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Fruit Soup – recipe | Champagne Twist

Fruit soup Champagne TwistHello,

OK, so you’re probably thinking, “fruit soup? Is that a thing?”

Well as it may surprise you, the answer is yes. And you’ve probably have already heard of at least one type of fruit soup. May I remind you that one of the world’s most popular soups is made from fruit – remember our friend the humble tomato soup?

So carrying on this idea, I thought how fun it could be to create a soup from say berries. If you follow my Instagram account, you may know that I have a glut of blackberries growing in the garden.  I have already filled my freezer with tubs and tubs of blackberries, which should sustain me through the winter. I also plan to make blackberry and lavender jam, blackberry and apple pies, blackberry and apple pie filling for the freezer … yes just 3 weeks into the blackberry season and I’m fast running out of space, ideas and love for the berry.

Berry soup is the answer … which I’m enjoying most days for breakfast. The recipe, you may be glad to know, is ridiculously simple, with no prep dishes to clean up afterwards. You can also use this recipe as a base for smoothies or  sauces for pudding such as with ice-cream or frozen yogurt. Serve warm or as I prefer on a hot summer’s day, chilled.

Berry Fruit Soup – recipe by Champagne Twist

Serves 2

mixed berry and banana soup recipe by champagne twist
Fruit soup recipe | Champagne Twist

Ingredients

  • 8-10 strawberries
  • 10 blueberries
  • 10 blackberries
  • 1 medium size banana
  • 2 dsps natural or vanilla yogurt
  • mint leaves for decoration (optional)

Method

  1. Reserving 1 tbsp of the yogurt and a few berries for decoration, add all the fruit and the yogurt in a blender, and blitz until smooth.
  2. Divide the mixture equally between 2 bowls.
  3. To each serving, whirl 1/2 a tbsp of yogurt.
  4. Decorate with the reserved berries and fruit syrup if using. Finish with a sprig of mint for decoration, if you wish.
berry soup recipe by champagne twist.com
Fruit soup recipe | Champagne Twist