Berries, cream, meringue... what's not to like?

This is a traditional English dessert, supposed to have been invented at the famous public school where so many politicians are educated.

Step 1: Ingredients

Berries - I used blackberries and strawberries
Double (heavy) cream
Sugar to taste

Step 2: Prepare the Ingredients

Sieve some of the berries to make a puree and sweeten with a little sugar.
Chop some of the strawberries if they are large.
Whip the cream until soft peaks form.
Crumble some of the meringues.

Step 3: Assemble the Dessert

In tall glasses, arrange layers of berries, meringue, fruit puree and cream until the glasses are full. Top with a whole meringue and some whole berries to decorate. Chill.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Dessert!

You can adapt this to suit what you like and what you have. You could mix the cream, fruit and crumbled meringue together rather than layering it. I made a second version (shown here) which leaves out the whole fruit, for someone who dislikes the seeds in berries.

Looks great, think I'll try it with iced cream!
<p>mmmmmmm. This looks amazing! I'm going to try this</p>

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