DECOR & DIY, Romancing the Home

Romancing the Home: Flowers with Food?!

Yes! We’ve moved our #romancingthehome series to Fridays πŸ˜€ . This way, you have the whole weekend to give our tips & tricks a try πŸ˜‰ .

This week’s theme was flower’s with food… Now, as you know, I’m not a cook. I do like to bake though, so that was a start. I have the added complication that I have also just started keto. Right – bake and keto with edible flowers… you can see how this might have been a bit of a challenge for me!

I decided to approach this challenge in the same manner of how I usually approach challenges where I have no clue where to start – Pinterest! Luckily, it didn’t take me long to find some inspiration and to come up with a solution: Eton mess with pansies, using keto meringues!

Now, I have made meringues quite a few times before, I found that they are quite easy to make that they usually turn out relatively good. However, this was the first time that I was going to attempt to make keto meringues!Β  I used this meringue recipe from What The Fat; it made me 1 pavlova shell and numerous mini meringues (the bulk of which were polished off by my daughter – she loved them! The only issue I had was that we don’t get Natvia here, so I used plain erythritol. I’m not sure if using Natvia would have made a difference, but I’m going to try out a few other recipes as well, just to check.

Back to the Eton Mess. With Pansies.

This is what I did (after I had baked the meringues):

Eton mess with pansies - Sawdust and High Heels (1)
The makings of a pretty delicious dessert. Also, the makings of a pretty, delicious dessert. Hahaha
  • Add a dollop of whipped cream to a clean serving bowl or ramekinEton mess with pansies - Sawdust and High Heels (3)
  • Take 5 or so mini meringues and crush them over the creamEton mess with pansies - Sawdust and High Heels (4)
  • Cut up 2 – 3 strawberries and add to your mixtureEton mess with pansies - Sawdust and High Heels (5)
  • Sprinkle a handful of blueberries into the mixEton mess with pansies - Sawdust and High Heels (7)
  • Grab a spoon and mix everything togetherEton mess with pansies - Sawdust and High Heels (8)
  • Add mint, a whole strawberry and your pansies to create the final dish.Eton mess with pansies - Sawdust and High Heels (10)

That’s it – as simple as that!

I will admit that this is the first time that I had even thought of adding flowers to food! This was all new to me!

I would love to hear about other dishes that you have made or tried that have incorporated edible flowers; it’s quite intriguing to me πŸ˜‰

Also, don’t forget to check out my friends’ posts and see what they have created for Food with Flowers:

 

 

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