Dear Fat Radish Boys,
I’m going to a potluck picnic this Sunday and it’s my job to bring the sweet stuff. What’s an easy-to-serve dessert that’s not going to end up on my lap!?
Sally, Copenhagen, DMK
As a Brit the whole “potluck” thing is fairly new to us. When we do get invited to them, the pressure is always on- Phil tends to cheat and bring drinks to these things and leaves me with the cooking. Desserts are normally the hardest thing. When I was training to be a chef, desserts always seemed to be done by the neatest, quietest and most patient guys in the kitchen (all things I am not). I developed a few great desserts that are perfect for these sort of occasions, and providing you don’t have too many cocktails beforehand, should not end up on your lap.
This one is called Eton Mess, basically a really messy pavlova. We used mixed summer berries in this recipe, but you can use whatever fruit you like.
Good (pot) luck!
Eton Mess Dessert