In my head this blog post was going to be filled with lovely pictures of the wild blackberries growing in our garden. I would have talked about how great it is to cook with seasonal fruit and veg you’ve picked yourself, how wonderful it is to live in the countryside with a lovely garden which grows lots of delicious things…
However things don’t always work out to plan when you rely on mother nature. As scampered over to the where the blackberry bushes were I realised that the bushes were bare, the birds had beaten me to it and gobbled all my delicious fruit. How dare they!- I was fuming. Lucky for me there was another source of delicious blackberries nearby…..The Co-op store.
I wanted to come up with my own idea for a dessert, so this is a reworking of a couple of recipes for lemon meringue pie. It consists of a rich, tangy blackberry filling in a pastry case topped with sweet fluffy meringue. I made my own pastry for funsies but unless you’re planning on appearing on come dine with me I recommend buying a ready made pastry case to save some time.
Major sad that I didn’t get more good pictures- I literally took hundreds but no natural light=niiightmare.