This is a dessert I eat year-round, but it always makes me think of spring, something about the subtle sweetness and lighter than air consistency. It's an English dessert called Eton mess. If you speak southern like me, it may sound more like "eatin' mess," which actually makes sense too. It has the same appeal of one of my other favorite desserts, pavlova, but it's much easier to make. It's just strawberries and whipped cream taken to another level by adding the crunch of meringue cookies, which you can make yourself or buy. Simple and quick happiness by the spoonful.
[recipe courtesy of: Nigella Lawson]