Royal Eton Mess

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Author Notes: For Prince William and Katherine's wedding, I threw a Royal Wedding Feast in honor of their fun and gorgeous wedding. The Eton Mess dessert is known to be the Prince's favorite of all time.TheGirlyGirlCooks

Serves 4

  • 3 Egg Whites at Room Temperature
  • 6 ounces Super Fine Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 8 ounces Fresh Raspberries
  • 4 ounces Fresh Blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • Few Drops of Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone
  • Handful of finely chopped Mint
  • Extra Mint Leaves for Garnish
  • Powdered Sugar-for dusting
  1. To Make the Raspberry Puree: Combine 4 oz of Raspberries, 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar and a few drops of Lemon Juice into a blender. Blend until liquid and use a strainer to rid the seeds. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven 350. Line two baking trays with non stick parchment paper.
  3. Make meringues: in a dry clean bowl, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks (glossy and stand in firm peaks). Gradually add all the sugar, whisking continuously. Continue for about 5 minutes until the mixture is very thick and stands up on it's own. Add vanilla extract. Using a piping bag, use a medium nozzle and pipe small meringues (or different sized discs). Bake for 1-1/2 hours. When cooked, they will be firm and crisp, and will easily lift off the parchment. Check them after 1 hour, and cook for longer if required. When cooked, turn off oven but leave meringues in to dry out further.
  4. Wash, dry and prepare all the berry fruits.
  5. Whip the cream until thick, and then stir in the mascarpone, sugar, and chopped mint.
  6. To Assemble: Layer up the fruit and the cream alternately with the meringues and a drizzle of the raspberry purée, finishing with cream and then fruit. Garnish with mint leaves, and complete the dish with a dusting of powdered sugar just before serving.
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Tags: blackberries, Desserts, meringue, raspberries

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Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I wish I had seen this before the wedding...much better than the digestive biscuit cake I made!

Me

over 3 years ago This Little Piggy (Lisa)

Love an Eton Mess!

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over 3 years ago TheGirlyGirlCooks

Me too! The meringue cookies have such a fun and interesting texture and I love the colors from the fruit!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

My British nieces introduced me to this years ago. Your version is really lovely!

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over 3 years ago TheGirlyGirlCooks

Thank you so much! I'm a self-taught home cook and I'm working on my presentation skills. I appreciate your compliment :)

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

It is gorgeous and I can understand why the Prince would like it so much.

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over 3 years ago TheGirlyGirlCooks

Thank you for the sweet comment!

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Love it! Gorgeous! Would have loved to be at your feast.

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over 3 years ago TheGirlyGirlCooks

It was a really fun time! I can't wait for another big event where I can have a themed dinner like this one!

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

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