by Antony Worrall Thompson

Beaten egg white gives Antony Worrall Thompson’s rhubarb-blushed fruit fool mouth-watering billowy peaks.


Buyer's guide

Cream is universally available in supermarkets, but the taste of farm shop-sourced cream is vastly superlative.


Creams with higher fat contents, such as double cream, are more 'stable', which makes them easier to whip and less likely to curdle added to hot dishes.

Other considerations

If you're dairy-intolerant, bear in mind that soya cream is a good substitute for single cream - it will whip fairly well if well chilled.