I just love this time of year when my garden is filled to bursting with fresh summer fruits . . . the last of the strawberries, logan berries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, black currants in the main and ripening blackberries in the hedge! I try to incorporate as many of them as I can into our daily diets.
Crumbles, bakes, cakes, with cream and sugar . . . and one of my favourite ways, for breakfast . . . a delicious fruity breakfast knickerbocker glory. Perfect for summer!
What is a knickerbocker glory? Well, traditionally it is a layered cream sundae that is served in a large tall conical glass to be eaten with a distinctive long spoon . . . a dessert peculiar to the British Isles. The knickerbocker glory, first described in the 1920s, may contain ice cream, cream, fruit, meringue. Layers of these different sweet tastes are alternated in a tall glass and topped with different kinds of syrup, nuts, whipped cream and often a cherry.
This is not one of those . . . and actually the only thing which resembles the original is the fact that it's prepared in a tall glass to be eaten with a long spoon . . . and that there is plenty of fruit in it.
Instead of ice cream I use creamy Greek yogurt . . . but you could use frozen yogurt if you can find it. That would be also great! I have also used a mix of berries today . . . raspberries, blueberries and strawberries . . .
These are layered in a tall glass along with some of my homemade granola . . . sooooo good. (I try not to get any of the dried fruits in the layers . . . so they don't conflict with the fresh fruits if you know what I mean.) You could also use storebought granola or even crushed granola bars.
With a final sprinkle of granola and a drizzle of liquid honey on top, these really please! We love them! They are a great weekend breakfast which feels like a bit of an indulgence, but which is actually really quite healthy! I hope you will give them a go! Simple. Easy. Delicious.
*Breakfast Knickerbocker Glories*Serves 2
a bit of granola to sprinkle
Note - Quantities are given to make two servings, but the recipe can easily be multiplied to serve more.