For Mosaic Monday with Judith at Lavender Cottage this week, I'm veering away from the garden where all is quiet to a Christmas recipe.
This is another of our Christmas traditions. We call it ice cream mountain and it's an alternative to the fruity Christmas pudding.
1 pint whipping cream (whipped)
1 pack meringue cases
1 bar dark chocolate
1 pack ameretti or ratafia biscuits
1 pack red glacé cherries
1 jar maraschino cherries (drained)
Crushed digestive biscuits
Depending on the size of your bowl, adjust quantities to create a balance/to your taste.
Line a bowl with bashed-in-a-plastic-bag digestive biscuits mixed with melted butter, coat meringues with melted chocolate and put them in the fridge, cover rafafias with sherry.
When the chocolate is set, break up the meringues. Mix all ingredients together gently in the cream, put into the biscuit covered bowl and freeze.
Turn out onto a plate and eat!! (not the plate)
You used to be able to buy multicoloured glacé cherries which made it very colourful but supermarkets don't seem to stock them any more. I've tried various other colourful things like jelly beans or jelly sweets but they are far too hard when frozen!!
With the new Star Wars film out today, may the force be with you!