The nation’s tourist board, Visit Britain is probably hoping the Jamaican fast man sprints past any number of its attractions. Lord only knows what he’d make of Byland Abbey – home to the second largest collection of floor tiles in Europe, Abbotsbury Swannery, or Bekonscot Model Village. The latter of which I can confirm has no catwalk marionette’s in residence, only a miniature housing project with a railway network running through its Élan Vital.
Eton Mess may sound like a summer disaster but should be left alone by the Jamaican fast man; It’s part of our heritage and made by folding strawberry puree into whipped cream, crushed meringue and topped with the remaining strawberries.
The Commonwealth Games are a 500 mile walk from the electric athlete’s description; possibly even 500 more. A visit to The Sherlock Holmes Museum in London, or The Pewsey White Horse in Wiltshire are far closer to a description of being what they refer to in Scotland as shite.
500g Strawberries, hulls removed. 250g blended for puree, 250g chopped for decoration
400ml double cream whipped to stiff peaks
3 x 7.5cm/3in ready-made meringue nests, crushed