Easy Eton Mess Recipe
After the Australia Day Pavlova disaster, I thought I better share a recipe were I did make the meringue work for me. It was bought meringue, which some of you suggested was the way to go with pavlova too. Thanks to the other contributors who emailed me recipes and offered up Donna Hay's Pav, as a fail safe way to proceed after my last post. You girls are a great bunch.
Easy Eton Mess Recipe
500g/ 3 cups frozen mixed berries
6 mini meringue nests (I used the 100g Coles 10 pack)
600ml /2.5 cups thickened cream (Must be full fat, so it can be whipped)
1 tspn vanilla essence
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 punnet fresh strawberries to serve
Place berries in a saucepan over a medium heat, stirring occasionally until berries have released their juices. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
In a large bowl combine cream, vanilla and sugar. Beat until cream is whipped.
Place meringues in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin, until shards are no bigger than about 1cm/ 1/2 inch and smaller.
Sprinkle a small amount of meringue in the bottom of 4 serving glasses.
Top with a layer of berries and juices.
Top this with a layer of cream
Repeat this process, ending with a layer of cream.
Reserve a little meringue to sprinkle on top of the strawberry garnish
We ate these on Christmas eve and they were delicious.
In other news, it's exciting times here at the Beach House this week. This little one is off to her best start interview this afternoon. For those who don't know, this is a great initiative to test kids entering school, in order to determine the skills set they arrive with, at their entry into formal education. They are subsequently tested throughout primary and high school, at a national level, to assess the skills they have learned. It's politically controversial, but as a parent and an ex teacher, I am all for it.
It's the end of an era for us, as I no longer have kids at home during the week. So thank goodness for this blog and you guys, who are so kind to pop in here. I appreciate you very much.
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