Postre chajá was created by the owner of a family restaurant in Uruguay. He called his meringue-based dessert 'chajá' after an indigenous bird of the same name, whose fluffy white neck and head plumage reminded him of the meringue. The ability to spot the resemblance seems to be unique to the cake's creator.
Inspired by the classic French frangipane tart, the almond-filling of this summery tart pairs deliciously with all sorts of summer stone fruit. Here we used nectarines, but peach, apricot or even plums would also do nicely.
Coconut ice is an ever-popular sweet treat, where you're looking for something quick and easy to bring along to a cake stall, a kids' party, or to add to a dessert bar - these pastel pink sweets always go down a treat.