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Eton mess trifle

Eton mess trifle

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Prep: 35 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 6 - 8
Layer a quintessentially British pudding with Sherry-steeped strawberries, meringue and cream then top with flaked almonds

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving (8)

  • kcalories515
  • fat37g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1 small jam-filled Swiss roll, sliced
  • 450g strawberry, hulled

    Strawberry

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    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • seeds from 1 split vanilla pod (save the pod for the coulis, below)
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 500ml double cream
  • 150ml pot natural full-fat yogurt

    Yogurt

    yog-ert

    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • 16 ready-made mini meringue (or use 8 larger meringues broken into pieces)
  • 1 tbsp toasted flaked almond

For the coulis

  • 140g strawberry, chopped

    Strawberry

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    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 100ml sweet sherry

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Method

  1. First make the coulis. Put all the ingredients in a pan, bring to a simmer and bubble for a few mins until the sugar has dissolved and the strawberries have started to soften. Remove the vanilla pod and tip the strawberries into a blender or food processor. Whizz until smooth, then sieve into a bowl to remove the seeds. Leave to cool.

  2. You’ll need a large trifle bowl or shallow dish to assemble the trifle. Arrange the Swiss roll slices on the sides and bottom of the bowl and drizzle over about 4 tbsp of the coulis. Cut enough strawberries in half to line the edge of the bowl and place them, cut-side facing out, on top of the Swiss roll layer. Save about 8 nice strawberries for the top of the trifle, slice the remaining ones and mix with 2 tbsp of the coulis.

  3. Add the vanilla seeds and icing sugar to the cream and softly whip. Fold in the yogurt and ripple through the strawberry coulis. Tip half the cream into the trifle bowl, add the sliced strawberries, then half the meringues. Spoon in the remaining cream. Slice the remaining strawberries into halves or quarters and pop these on top with the remaining meringues and the flaked almonds. Serve immediately, before the meringues start to dissolve.

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Comments (2)

salica63's picture

I have made this for a BBQ it was delicious yes would make again..

armitage's picture

What vegetables should I serve with braised pork with plums ?

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