Eton Mess

Eton mess is one of my favorite deserts and really easy to make. Although the original recipes are mainly cream based, our variant uses half cream and half mascarpone and is really extremely simple to make.

Preperation time: 15 mins

The ingredients (6-8 persons):

  • 500 ml cream
  • 500 g mascarpone
  • 500 g strawberries
  • 200 g raspberries
  • 1 bag vanilla sugar
  • Meringue

The work:

Put the vanilla sugar together with the cream and whip the cream. Stir the mascarpone gently through the whipped cream.

Clean the strawberries and cut them into bite size.

Take a glass container (or vase) and make layers:

  1. sprinkle some Meringue
  2. add a layer of the cream/mascarpone mix
  3. sprinkle some fruit
    restart from 1

Add the layers lightly on top of each other.
Alternatively you can also add a layer of coulis to make the desert-vase more colorful.

This recipe can be made with he fruit of the season. Here we make this often with red fruits, but you could for instance do an alternative version with plums or with mango, or both.

I typically put a spoon in the vase as it looks so nice. Give everyone a ice cream glass or bowl and let them serve themselves. You’ll see a lot of people start of with a small amount but will go back for a second round. This desert looks like a heavyweight sweet, but you will find that it goes down pretty lightly

The tip:

You can prepare this desert by cutting the fruit and making the cream/mascarpone mix, but it is recommended to make the layers with the merengue only just before you serve, as otherwise the merengue will lose its crunchiness and dissolve in the mass.

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