Summer classics with a twist

Update your family favourites with these recipes that all have a twist on classic summer flavours. From a new take on Eton mess to veg-packed burgers and meaty Pimm's marinades, these summer recipes will become new favourites in no time.

Eton mess semifreddo
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Eton mess semifreddo

This frozen version of a classic British Eton mess is the perfect pud to feed a crowd on a sunny day. This easy no-churn ice cream recipe is studded with sweet strawberries, white chocolate and crispy crushed meringues for an indulgent summer dessert.

  1. Line a 26cm cake ring with clingfilm, allowing a 5cm overhang. Put half the white chocolate in a small saucepan and melt gently over a low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly but not set. Chop the remaining chocolate into small chunks; set aside.
  2. Place the chopped strawberries in a bowl and mash slightly with a fork. Put the cream, condensed milk and vanilla in a large bowl and, using an electric whisk, beat for 4-5 mins until soft peaks form. Be careful not to overbeat. Stir through the cooled melted chocolate and the yogurt. Using a large spoon, fold in the chopped white chocolate, mashed strawberries and meringue. Pour into the lined cake ring.
  3. Bring the overhanging clingfilm over the mixture to cover the semifreddo, then freeze for 8 hrs, or overnight.
  4. About 30 mins before serving, reserve 5 large strawberry halves and toss the remaining fruit with 100ml elderflower cordial; set aside for 30 mins. Blitz the reserved strawberry halves and remaining cordial to make a drizzle.
  5. Turn the semifreddo out onto a board; peel away the clingfilm. Top with the elderflower strawberry halves and the drizzle. Serve in slices.

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  • Ingredients
  • 200g white chocolate, broken into squares
  • 800g strawberries, hulled, 400g chopped, 400g halved
  • 300ml whipping cream
  • 397g tin condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 150g Greek-style yogurt
  • 4 meringue nests (about 60g), crushed
  • 200ml Tesco Finest apple and elderflower cordial