Strawberry-Raspberry Eton Mess
A delicious quick twist on traditional strawberries and cream. Quick to make and looks good when serving to guests for dessert. Make it extra special by adding the optional vanilla essence and rose water.
- Serves: 8 persons
- 2cups heavy cream
- 2tablespoons white sugar, divided
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2cups fresh raspberries, divided
- 2cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
- 1teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1teaspoon rose water
- 8small plain meringue cookies
Step 1Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until frothy. Add 1 tablespoon sugar and vanilla extract gradually, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Chill in the refrigerator.
Step 2Combine 1/2 of the raspberries, 1/2 of the strawberries, remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Mash with a fork and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Step 3To serve, combine mashed fruit and cream in a bowl. Add the remaining strawberries, raspberries, and rose water; fold everything together.
Step 4Place your meringues in a bowl and break them up into a mix of small and big chunks for a good texture.
Step 5Layer meringues and cream mixture into dessert bowls or glasses and serve immediately.