Looking in the fridge last night there was a punnet full of the remains of the strawberries picked on Sunday, a pot of double cream seven days pasts its use by date and two egg whites.
There would have been a temptation to leave it all for another day but I knew that if I did that it would probably all go to waste.
So I spent tem minutes whisking up the egg whites to soft peak stage, mixing in the only white sugar we had in the house before spreading it all on a mixing tray and putting it in a low oven for an hour and then leaving it to sit there overnight.
It was still a bit sticky when I came to cream it up this evening but that didn’t matter by the time I came to mixing it up with the strawberries and double cream.
It went down well with the children.