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Inspired by Eton Mess

eton mess servedThe chief taste tester and I  had a long conversation about what this  should be named dish, Melbourne mess, Richmond mess, meringue disaster mess, but we decided it was still Eton mess when it’s all said and done, even worth whipping up a batch of meringues or coconut macaroons especially.

My coconut meringue slab, too hard to eat like cookies led me to this scrumptious dessert. You can read what happened to the meringue here.

This is a delicious combo of sweet, tart and bitter flavours, melded together with cream.

1 punnet (250g) raspberries

1 punnet (250g) blackberries

1 punnet (150g) of blueberries

1 tablespoon fine white sugar

2 tablespoons cassis

100g crisp meringue, crushed

60g bitter dark chocolate

300 mls unsweetened whipped cream

Rinse the berries, halve the raspberries and blackberries and squash the blueberries. Put the berries in a bowl, sprinkle over the sugar and liqueur and leave to macerate until you’re ready to put the dessert together.

Just before serving, choose four generously sized serving glasses.

Using half the meringue spoon a generous amount into the bottom of each glass. Repeat the process with the berries and cream then grate a thin layer of chocolate over the top. Repeat the layers, top with chocolate, serve within 1 hour. Serves 4


About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

5 comments on “Inspired by Eton Mess

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  3. Meg
    February 15, 2013

    Looks delicious! I think something called the Richmond mess would become a cult hit. Is cassis a blackberry liqueur?


    • ladyredspecs
      February 15, 2013

      Cassis is a black currant liqueur, an essential ingredient in Kir Royale. It makes cheap champagne taste great! The mess was delicious and a great way to use up the macaroon disaster!😃


      • Meg
        February 16, 2013

        That sounds divine!


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This entry was posted on February 14, 2013 by in Desserts, FODMAP diet, Food, Fruit Desserts, Gluten Free, Light dessert and tagged , , , .
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