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Strawberry Eton Mess


250 ml thickened cream
1/4 vanilla bean, split lengthways, seeds scraped
1 punnet (250g) strawberries, hulled, cut into quarters
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 tablespoon Moscato glaze* optional
50g vanilla mini meringues (store bought)*
Mint leaves
Red nasturtium petals* optional


Serves 2

  1. Whip cream and vanilla bean seeds until soft peaks (don’t overbeat) place in the fridge to chill.
  2. Place strawberries, caster sugar, and Moscato glaze in a glass bowl to infuse for 10-15 minutes. If you can’t source Moscato glaze, just infuse with caster sugar.
  3. Take out 16 strawberry quarters to set aside in a bowl for garnish. Also set aside 12 mini meringues for garnish.
  4. Add remaining strawberries and mini meringues to cream and mix through.

To Serve

Spoon cream mixture in the middle of 2 serving plates, roughly shaping like a dome. Arrange 3 mini meringues on each one. Then arrange 8 quarters of the strawberries are sticking out of each dome. Garnish with 5 mint leaves and 3 nasturtium petals on each one and serve.

Chefs Notes

*Moscato glaze and vanilla mini meringues can be found in most supermarkets and gourmet food stores.

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