A Big Delicious Sweet Chocolate Mess

This is a spin on the classic Eton mess, which is a popular dessert where I’m from. A mixture of cream, meringue, and fruit, it’s painless to prepare. Berries are my choice of fruit, but feel free to change this up to your own whims and taste.

A Big Delicious Sweet Chocolate Mess
Serves 4
This is a spin on the classic Eton mess, which is a popular dessert where I’m from. A mixture of cream, meringue, and fruit, it’s painless to prepare. Berries are my choice of fruit, but feel free to change this up to your own whims and taste.
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
13 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
13 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  2. 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60% cacao)
  3. 4 cups lightly crushed store-bought meringues
  4. 1 cup strawberries, rinsed, stems removed, and halved
  5. 1 cup raspberries, rinsed
  6. ½ cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. In a heavy saucepan, heat ½ cup of the cream on low until a light simmer. Turnoff heat. In a heatproof bowl, pour cream over chocolate. Stir together, set aside,and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Whip remaining 1½ cups cream to form soft peaks. Set aside.
  3. Place ½ cup crushed meringues into each of 4 serving bowls or small mason jarsor martini glasses.
  4. Sprinkle with the berries of choice, then drizzle with chocolate. Top each withremaining meringue, berries, chocolate sauce, and finally ½ cup whipped cream.
  5. Top with chopped pistachios.
Chef Stuart O'Keeffe http://chefstuart.com/

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