Try Raspberry-Coconut Eton Mess for an Easy Dessert
Eton Mess is not considered a French dessert, but this easy-to-make sweet finish to a meal will have your Provencal buddies licking their spoons. Eton Mess is essentially somewhere between a pudding or messy trifle. The dessert is thought to have originated from Eton College and is still served to this day at the annual cricket match against opposing Harrow School. The typical ingredients in this dessert are cream, meringue and strawberries. For this version – Coconut Eton Mess with Raspberries and Chocolate, we substituted raspberries instead of strawberries (the local ones are not typically available in Provence until June).
Coconut Eton Mess with Raspberries and Chocolate shavings
- 2 small Meringues
- 1 small pot Whipping cream
- 2 tbsp Coconut Cream not milk as it's too runny
- 1 pint Fresh Raspberries
- Dark chocolate good quality for shavings
- Whip the cream until really stiff, then fold a couple of tablespoons of the coconut cream.
- Add some broken up meringue and raspberries. Hopefully it will not be too runny and you should find some beautiful marbling from the raspberries, but make sure you don't stir it so vigorously that it becomes too homogenous a cream and loses its fluffy texture.
- Using a knife shave some bits off the chocolate to add later.
- Gently spoon the mix into a glass, decorating with a raspberry or two at the top, sprinkle over a bit more of the crushed meringue and the pieces of chocolate.
- Put in the fridge immediately, and serve when ready.