One minute Meringue Cake

Eton Mess stacks

From the hallowed halls of Eton (a prestigious private school in England) comes Eton Mess - a scrumy dessert but this one is ready in a jiffy.

For the Meringue
  • 1 Egg white
  • 12oz Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp crushed cardamon seeds
For the toppings
  • 142ml Double cream
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 10oz Raspberries
Whisk the egg white and add the sugar and seeds. You should have a firm icing. Roll the icing into 8 golf ball size balls. Place two balls on a piece of greased baking paper at opposite ends of your microwave. Cook on full power for 30-40 seconds until quadrupled in size. Lift off the paper and allow to cool.

Whip the cream with the lemon juice. Crush half the raspberries and fold through the whipped cream.

To serve, place a little cream in the centre of the plate and settle one meringue on top (the cream on the plate stops the stack from sliding around too much). Add more raspberry cream on top and then another meringue. Finish with more cream and some whole raspberries. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

Traditional Eton Mess has the above just all bunged together in a "mess".

1 comment:

derek hempenstall said...

This recipe works great