8 November 2014

Sweet Berry Clouds

Four years in and I'm still not ready for a St Andrews winter. How could I forget about these pitch-black 4 o'clocks and the gale force winds with their torrents of rain trying to force us back into the library. Not to mention that we are approaching week 9, deadlines and exams are looming. Really, all I want is to be snuggled up warm, snacking and watching a film. I have the next best thing.

Although these may not be what you'd necessarily call healthy (okay, I concede, there is no way that these can be called healthy), I have decided that they are good for the soul. Plus, they are snappy to make.

The sharp blackberries and raspberries are packed full of fibre and antioxidants (and apparently the former help with your libido... good for keeping warm on a winter's eve). Mint is high in Vitamin C and it also reminds me of mojitos which is always a plus. The cream acts as a figurative fluffy down duvet and the icing sugar, well, it keeps you sweet in this most miserable of times.

1. Whip up your mascarpone and double cream in a bowl. The mixture should be quite firm - if it's a little too stiff add a dessert-spoon of water to loosen it up.

2. Add the icing sugar and mix in

3. Chop a sprig of mint leaves finely, and cut the fruit into quarters
(I forgot to do this and ended up having to chop them up within the bowl - all very messy and definitely unadvisable)

4. Stir them into the cream and crush them lightly with your fork. The fruity juices will run and give it a glorious lilac colour with vibrant streaks of pink and purple! Yum.

5. Scoop spoonfuls of the cream onto your meringue baskets.

6. Crush some blackberries and raspberries on top of your cream and add a little leaf of mint.

Don't mind me while I polish these off. See you all at fat camp.



  • 8 meringue baskets
  • 150ml double cream
  • 125ml mascarpone 
  • 3 heaped dessert spoons of icing sugar
  • 1 sprig of mint leaves, chopped
  • 120g raspberries, quartered
  • 120g blackberries, quartered
To garnish
  • 4 raspberries
  • 4 blackberries
  • 8 small mint leaves


  1. yaaay so glad to see another post! and mmm i want one of these right now.

  2. These look delicious! I like the idea of adding mint in too - will have to try that myself :) I'm not much looking forward to freezing, dark days either!