So tonight I was faced with the prospect of whipping up dessert with close to no desirable ingredients on hand.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t have a fridge and pantry full of enticing, fresh and exotic ingredients, just waiting for us to whip up culinary masterpieces with.
So my options were to get out of my slippers and tracksuit pants and go out and buy something made by someone else….or I could try and get creative, sift through the crap in the fridge, pantry and freezer and put my concocting cap on. I really don’t know what to call this recipe, other than ridiculously easy, so here’s what I did. Recipe serves 2.
1 jam rollete, sliced into 1cm pieces.
3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
2 tablespoons sugar
2 scoops of ice-cream of choice, I chose my favourite caramel, honey & macadamia ice-cream.
4 tablespoons of toasted muesli
- Arrange slices of jam rollettes around the base of a dessert glass or bowl.
- Mix frozen berries and sugar in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 3 minutes, until sugar has dissolved and berries have defrosted. They will come out with a lovely red syrup.
- Allow the berry mixture to cool, then spoon over the jam rollete sponges.
- Place one scoop of ice-cream atop each serve and sprinkle with muesli.
If you wanted to make this look a little more impressive, you could layer the sponge and berries in the glass for an interesting visual effect and garnish it with a sprig of mint or some candied orange rind.
As you can see from my pics, we were more interested in getting stuck into it before the ice-cream melted.
This recipe is very basic and open to a lot of tweaking, but if you’re looking for some quick and easy weekend inspiration, give this a go.