Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Peach Eton Mess



Eton mess is a traditional British dessert mostly made with pieces of Meringue, fresh strawberries and whipped cream. I decided to make meringue, use peaches and Greek yogurt for a healthier version. In fact the sweet meringue with the peaches worked perfectly with the yogurt. Eton mess originated in Eton College a famous and very grand private school in Windsor England. In fact if your visiting London, I highly recommend a visit to Windsor its a stunning little town, you can stroll along the Thames, and visit the mighty Windsor castle, the Queens residence. 


 I have visited castles all over the world and this is one of my favorite it has over 1000 years of history there. The town itself is full of pubs, hip restaurants and tea rooms and good high street shopping. It also makes a great overnight stay when flying out of Heathrow as its only a few miles away. 

Windsor Castle 




Me with the wee man in my belly last spring :-) 


Saint George's Church inside Windsor Castles Grounds

for the meringue, makes about 6 small ones, funny this time I had no grease proof paper so used a madeleine pan they looked like little hedgehogs! see below- 

Ingredients:


2 egg whites 
4 oz of caster sugar 
1 oz of granulated sugar

Method:

  1. add baking paper to a large cookie sheet or use a madeleine pan!
  2. add egg whites to a large bowl and beat until thick
  3. slowly adding in sugar until it stands in peaks, takes about 10-15 minutes 
  4. pipe about 14 ovals onto the baking paper or simple add with a spoon like I did
  5. bake at 225 degrees for one hour 
  6. transfer to a wire cooling tray to cool
Rebecca's Peach Eton mess

Simple spoon plain Greek yogurt into a glass, layer peach and crumbled meringue,  add yogurt again and top with peaches and meringue.










Meringue Hedgehog

What British desserts do you like?


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