Now the weather’s warming up and everyone’s in the mood for having lots of fun in the garden I thought I’d share my gorgeous strawberry passion fruit Eton Mess recipe with you.
Crunchy, glossy, vanilla meringue smothered in fresh double cream and drenched in fruit. Bliss served in the garden with a glass of rosé.
x4 egg whites
225g caster sugar
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 225g
Double cream – medium tub – whipped until thick
Punnet of strawberries
3 passion fruits
Mint leaves to decorate
Pre heat oven to 150c / 130c
Line a large baking sheet. Draw round a dinner plate as a template.
Start by separating your eggs and putting all your egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Whisk until thick and fluffy.
Now bit by bit beat in your caster sugar until if forms glossy, marshmallowy peaks.
Whisk in your vinegar, then add your vanilla extract and whisk some more.
Spoon onto your circle of the lined baking sheet.
Bake on the bottom shelf of your oven for approximately 55 minutes. It will start to rise and look much more impressive than it did to start with.
Allow to cool for as long as you have. Some people even leave it in the oven overnight (switched off obviously).
Remove from the oven once fully cool and crumble into a large bowl, dollop over your whipped cream and lastly add your chopped strawberries and passion fruit seeds and juice. Give a gentle mix to combine and serve in little individual bowls garnished with a fresh mint leaf.