OK, this isn’t strictly an Eton Mess but it’s certainly inspired by that dish. The recipe was a Nigel Slater one we found via the BBC on one of those days when you want dessert but want to try and be healthy… so a fruit pudding seemed like a great idea!
We took the easy route and used shop bought meringues. Whip up some double cream, then crumble the meringues into it. Add the berries (we used blackberries and raspberries as suggested) and some shelled pistachios and fold it all together.
The end result is then served up with some ice cream and provides a really satisfying combination of flavours – sweet from the meringue, tart from the berries, smooth with the cream and crunchy with the nuts. A really delicious treat.