Sunday, 4 September 2011

Eton Mess

For the benefit of those who have never heard of Eaton Mess, it's whipped cream, meringue & strawberries. I adapted this to make it vegan from a Nigella Lawson recipe.

Eton Mess


500g strawberries (rinsed and chopped)
2 teaspoons caster or vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons pomegranate juice (or balsamic vinegar)
500ml vegan whipping cream
4 x meringues (you can get a vegan meringue kit or use this recipe!)


In a bowl place strawberries and add the sugar and pomegranate juice and leave to macerate while you whip the cream.
Whip the cream in a large bowl until thick but still soft.
Roughly crumble in 4 meringues nests - you will need chunks for texture, as well as a little fine dust.
Take out a ladleful, or about 100g, of the chopped strawberries, and fold the meringued cream and rest of the fruit mixture together.
Arrange on four serving plates or glasses, or in a mound, and top each one with some of the remaining macerated strawberries.

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