European Election day and Chris’ Eton Mess …


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This week’s paper

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Across the Atlantic, they say that Europeans do not care about the EU election as there is an estmated average of 43% turn out. And on the island we are expecting a turnout of around 72%. Europe matters to people here.

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And today we go to a different island in Europe and visit the UK. Chris now lives in Eastbourne and he is an amazing Pastry Chef specialising in butter and chocolate sculptures. His work on St George is just incredible.

As Chris’ work is so complex and unachievable to most, I asked him to prepare a very simple dessert especially for my newspaper readers which they could make very quickly and something from his adopted land, something very English. He produced a very delicious Eton Mess, created in the famous public school where the royal princes attended.

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And the story orginates many years ago about a…

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A hazelnut cream.. we love Bouza ! (Low sugar, gluten free, egg free)


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As I dig deeper into the Mediterranean kitchen I become more familiar with the cuisine of Tunisia.

I was served the most amazing hazelnut dessert for lunch last week at Her Excellency’s official residence.

For me this hazelnut cream beats creme brulee and tiramisu, not because they are not great desserts as they will remain classics, found in every corner of every town in the world but like everything else we are in need of something new with the same appeal and this dessert is egg free, gluten free and I have also reduced the sugar content of the original recipe. I cannot say any more but you must try it !

It is very easy to make. The cream is poured into glass containers while it is still warm and it sets beautifully. If you want to stretch a bit further and have time on your hands, try…

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