A little while ago, I had guests arriving for an impromptu afternoon tea, but not a lot of time to prepare a sweet treat to serve.
I did, however, have a packet of meringue nests in the pantry (similar to these…)
Which were the perfect base for an easy afternoon tea.
I am not kidding when I tell you that these treats took only 5 minutes to put together – in 3 easy steps.
1. Set out the nests on a pretty platter.
2. Whip some good quality cream, and spoon into each nest.
3. Top with strawberry slices and a sprinkle of chocolate powder.
And you are done.
Told you they were easy! Sure you can make your own meringue nests too – but when time is limited – I think ‘cheating’ a little is perfectly fine…
Given there were none left at the end of the afternoon tea, I am calling these sweet treats a win. Although, you really can’t go wrong when meringue + cream + strawberries are involved – can you???
What about you? Do you have a ‘cheat’ treat that you like to serve?