Hi there! I feel like it’s been FOREVER since I last posted a recipe here on SBP. My life has been very full (in a good way). It’s “season” here on South Beach and I’ve been blessed to work lots of long hours. Sure it feels like I barely leave my job, but I have to be grateful for the great business… Plus it will be over soon and I’ll be wishing it was busy again!
In the meantime I’ve been spending my days off with my Gran and making delicious food with her. This recipe is her new favorite dessert ever. And that’s saying something.
Don’t ask me to go in-depth on the history of Eton Mess because I really don’t know. When I found out about this delicious creamy meringue dessert I Wikipedia’d that shizz and it said something about serving it at the annual Cricket game at England’s Eton College…
Erm, okay. You bring the cricket balls and I’ll bring the Eton Mess?
All I know is that this easy dessert just so happens to capture every ingredient I love: whipped cream, raspberries, and fresh meringues.
The original is made with chilled strawberries I believe, but I saw a recipe from Ina Garten that uses raspberries. Score. I think the tartness from the raspberries cuts through the heavy cream perfectly and has a great texture.
This dessert can be thrown together in record time if you buy fresh bakery meringues. But then again those would be made with refined sugar which is less than ideal.
When anything patisserie throws me off I go to Jenny from The Urban Poser for help. She has a fabulous recipe for Paleo Maple Meringue Kisses and it’s pretty easy to follow! I excluded the raspberry frosting and just used the meringue cookies for my Eton Mess.
Just remember to think of me when your lips meet a spoonful of this #raspberrymeringuecreamlovin’ for the first time.