It wasn’t too bad a day for a BBQ yesterday. The wind was a little blustery to start with, and by mid afternoon had dropped right away and the temperatures warmed up considerably. It was a bit of a “bon voyage” get together, with our friends wishing us well on our upcoming “South Island Odyssey Tour”. We supplied the sausages, bread rolls and tasty roast potatoes, and everyone else contributed with salads. One friend brought along a lovely big plate of home made chocolate éclairs, which complemented my Boysenberry Marshmallow Dessert. I’ll share the recipe as it is so easy to make and looks good when you need to a dessert for a pot luck meal. Do try it and let me know what you think.
Boysenberry Marshmallow Dessert
1 dessert spoon gelatine, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 pkt soft marshmallows, 1/2 pint whipped cream, 3/4 cup boiling water, 1 tin boysenberries
Dissolve gelatine in boiling water, add vanilla and fruit, and leave to cool. Add marshmallows cut in half. Fold in whipped cream, place in bowl and refrigerate.
Our friend Trish (of chocolate éclair fame) brought along a big bunch of roses from her garden. Trish loves her roses and spends a lot of time caring for them, but told us that the rose bushes were getting rather battered about with the incessant wind lately. This mixed bunch of varieties not only look lovely, but have a most delightful scent too.