Eton Mess

Serves 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 1hour

strawberry-and-meringue

Ingredients

  • 175g/6oz Golden caster sugar
  • 3 Free range large egg whites
  • 450g/1lb Ripe strawberries
  • 3 tsp Canderel low calorie sweetener
  • 570ml/1 pint Low fat yoghurt

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F/gas mark 2 /150°C
  • Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until they form soft peaks
  • Slowly add the caster sugar a tablespoonful at a time making sure it's completely incorporated before you add the next spoonful
  • Take a dessert spoonful of the merigue mixture at a time and place on a lined baking tray in rows
  • Place the baking tray on the cetre shelf of the oven
  • Turn the heat down to 275°F/gas mark 1 /140°C
  • Cook for 1 hour-turn the oven off and leave them in the oven overnight to dry out
  • Roughly chop half the strawberries and place them in a blender with the low calorie sweetener and blitz into a puree.
  • Pour the mixture through a nylon sieve to remove strawberry seeds
  • Chop the remaining strawberries and place in a large bowl
  • Roughly break the meringues into small pieces and add to the strawberries
  • Gently fold in the yoghurt and 2-3 tbsp of the puree
  • Spoon into the serving dishes and pour over the rest of the puree

Equipment

  • Large baking tray
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Blender or food processor
  • 6 Tall glass dessert dishes

Shopping List

  • 175g/6oz Golden caster sugar
  • 3 Free range large egg whites
  • 450g/1lb Strawberries
  • 3 tsp Canderel low calorie sweetener
  • 570ml/1 pint Low fat yoghurt
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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim March 3, 2009 at 2:45 pm

i like this, it would take forever though… does look like it is worth the effort :)

Kitty July 7, 2009 at 10:37 am

Lol–I had to come see this “mess.” It’s actually beautiful with the contrasting colors and textures.

Lesley July 7, 2009 at 10:39 am

See…even a mess can look good!! ;0)

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