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The delicious yet simple dishes that you never make

Roland Parker | Jul 22, 201311:11 PM     3

Last night I had an Eton mess at a dinner party. I've had Eton messes in the past, especially in the UK, and I love it and it's so simple to make. Crush meringues, mix with cream and berries and sometimes add a little granola for an extra crunch. Fabulous.

Yet I never make it at home.

Another easy as pie dessert is a yoghurt cream that my English cousin makes, which is basically whipping plain yoghurt and heavy cream together until thickened, pour into a serving dish and top with brown sugar. Sometimes it's infused with lemon peel, sometimes it's not. Let it macerate in the fridge for a few hours. Delicious and I love every tangy bite of it but I've only made it once despite having enjoyed it for years.

It does make me wonder if I don't make these simple yet so good dishes because when it's my turn to cook I prefer to make something more complicated for the pleasure of it. But what about the rest of you? What are the other dishes you love to eat and is very easy to make yet you never prepare it yourself? And why?

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