Pomegranate Mess

by bfbaker

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Another recipe prompted by the lovely Jozef; he sent a picture of a gorgeous Indian pomegranate ( I have to admit to being an ultimate pomegranate fangirl – they taste divine and look like little rubies, what’s not to love?) and he inspired me to do a recipe involving one. They are beautiful in salads and over couscous to add a little freshness and extra texture, however, it was the evening of my fake Christmas dinner and I decided upon incorporating them into a dessert. Despite them reminding me of summer holidays there is something wonderfully festive about their aesthetic.

Now this is a super quick and easy dessert that tasted gorgeous and light after a heavy meal and yes, I cheated and bought my meringues but really cooking a duck and all the trimmings for a Christmas dinner was more than enough work for one day, if you ask me.

Recipe

400g double cream

2 tbsp icing sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

8 meringues nests

2 pomegranates

  1. Break up your meringues. Not too small but nice bite size chunks.

  2. Squeeze out the juice and bits of pomegranate into a bowl.

  3. Whisk your cream with icing sugar and vanilla until it’s nice and stiff (not so much so that you turn it to butter though…).

  4. Take 3 tablespoons of the pomegranate juice and mix it in the cream.

  5. Combine the cream, the pomegranate and meringue together, saving a couple of table spoons of pomegranate and meringue to decorate the top with so it looks like you’ve crowned the dessert with little rubies! Enjoy!

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