Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Eton Mess



After the last post, I was not planning to take a small break. It just happened.
Shyama went to Paris from her school for few days and then it was a long weekend here , so hubby was home too.
And then S was back from Paris and next day she was sick with ear and throat infection.

So while she was in Paris having fun and partying with her friends, every few hours we got SMS from her saying she is in that museum or having a boat trip in Seine etc........... she even took few pics of food :-) she saw this pastry shop selling cupcake and she clicked few pictures for me.

She told me her friends bought cupcakes from this shop, but she didn't buy and I asked why not, her reply they were really small and why should she buy when her mom makes so much cupcakes ........

For the first time after S was born we went for movie alone. Can you imagine in 17 years hubby and I have not gone for movie just two of us.
When S was small we went to watch all the cartoons in the cinema and then when she got a bit older she also love watching movies so when ever we went for a movie ,we took her

Friday evening we thought we will go for a movie, while walking to the theater I suddenly remembered it was 17 years ago we went for a movie just hubby and I alone.

We saw Robbin Hood , i think the movie is OK , but I liked much more the Robin Hood with Kevin Costner.
Now to the recipe part
Eton Mess was Originally made with Strawberries but these days I think they just use seasonal fruits. And as I had a box of Rasepberries I thought why not use them.
It is such a easy dessert to make, my daughter just loves it especially with the addition of Meringue.

200 gm Raspberries
2 tsp powder sugar ( more if you like, don't forget the meringue is also sweet))
1cup whipping cream
1 tbsp vanilla essence
1 packet individual meringue ( I used shop bought ones)

Whip the cream in a large bowl until thick but still soft together with the sugar and the vanilla essence.. Roughly crumble in few of the meringues , you will need chunks for texture as well as a little fine dust.

Fold in the raspberries and the cream mixture . Keep few for decorations.
Serve in individual bowls sprinkling few more crushed meringues.

53 comments:

Priya said...

Oh that great S came here, hope she enjoyed her trip, how is she now?? hope she got recovered from cold..Eton Mess looks simply awesome and beautiful dessert..

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks delicious..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Good idea of using rasepberries,love it,looks sinful,pretty click!

Sophie said...

hello my friend!!

Your Eton mess looks so tasty & quite fabulous!! Beautiful presented as always!!

MMMMMMMMMMMM,...I so love it!

Vinolia said...

Mmmmm, raspberries and meringue, that's a delicious dessert!!!
what a cute answer of your daughter for the cup cakes!!lovely thing !!
it's true when you say about going to the cinema (the two of you) after so many yeras ... now, that you said, I realize the same for me too; ever since our kids came into our lives, we go to movies only with them, hehe !!

MaryMoh said...

Mmm....that looks simple and delicious. I can do that for a last minute dessert. Thanks for sharing.

Aps said...

Lovely Lovely Lovely!!!!!!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Never had Eton Mess before...but it looks just like the one I would love to have in summer!

lissie said...

So it is time to enjoy the twosome... :)

Eton mess sounds delicious with the meringue...!

aquadaze said...

Simply love it!

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats so beautiful finla..wish i could have it..

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting recipe

Seena said...

looks lovely..

Asha said...

Love the name, thought at first you messed it up! Hahaha!!!

Yeah! Kids grow too fast but it's nice to have your husband back though. There are so many Robinhood movies, I thought it's one too many to watch the same movie, not going to watch that unless it comes on TV.

Glad S enjoyed the trip Tushar loved the Aeronautical Museum too but he didn't charge his phone, so he had to borrow his friend's to call us to pick him up at 1.20am! KIDS!!!

Happy Cook said...

Sophie thankyou.

Vinolia yeah i think kids take all your time when they are smaller.

Lissie one time is finished she is bak home ;)

Asha after seeing the movie i think i would have prefered to wait till it came out in DVD. Same here too the last day we got a message saying her ph is dead, she forgot to load it( she had the loader with her kids) and she too had to ring us with her friends phone when she almost reached home.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

This look awesome! I'm sure it tastes so too!!

sra said...

Enjoyed reading your post! Congratulations on just the two of you watching the movie! I think the Spouse and I have had just two holidays alone, other times others are with us - but it's okay, nothing to regret! :)

indosungod said...

First up I like the name, I thought it was a kitchen experiment gone bad. One thing with raspberries they look lovely anyway they are cooked.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yummy... love it!
hope your daughter is feeling better now...

Rach said...

I simply love raspberries :) This looks yummy :)

Roopa said...

Happy Cook, you indeed whip up a surprise everytime you cook :) that too delicious cute surprises :) That raspberry dessert is indeed wonderful and I hope I can make it to entertain guests someday :)

Bong Mom said...

That is so cute. I loved how you guys went to the movie alone after 17 years :)
Me & the hubby go maybe once in two years when the parents are visiting or something.

Have never heard of Eton Mess, looks good. How did S enjoy her trip ?

elra said...

Delicious classic Brit dessert. I like it!

Happy Cook said...

Sra thankyou well only time we had holiday alone was when we didn't had S :-)

Bong Mom she loved Paris, she said if it is not for french speaking she would love there :-)

DEESHA said...

thatz a yummy dessert

rekhas kitchen said...

I never tasted it but sounds very interesting and tempting...

Usha said...

Fabulous, would love to try this!

Suma Gandlur said...

The pic looks gorgeous.
Though kids take over our lives, we enjoy them and the situation, right? In fact I keep missing my kids when we go with out them any where which happens very rarely. :)

Rachel said...

loved the post HC. The mess looks scrumptious..

The Duo Dishes said...

Homemade eton mess is so summery, easy to make and delicious. It's a great way to enjoy the sweet berries we have right now.

Happy Cook said...

Suma totally agree there with you.

Arthi said...

Superb HC, Looks soooo yummy and delicious. Love it..

Cham said...

Yes S is right, when mom is a good baker why she will be tempted ?? Hope she enjoyed the trip in Paris :) And now recovered with the infection...
This dessert is new and looks great with berries!

Gloria said...

Happy Cook your Eton Mess is absolutely beauty! huggs. gloria

Rina said...

Wish I can have a spoon of it..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a unique name..Raspberrie dessert looks delicious. Hope S enjoyed her trip. Whenever I'm at my parents place I do take this opportunity to go out with Him for a movie. Leaving my son with his grandparents who keep him engaged.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

I've never had Eton Mess before & that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

Uma said...

looks so good. Nice name for the dish.

Jaya said...

we haven't gone to movies alone after our daughter was born ,but with our daughter, even if we go its only cartoon movies :)..
enjoyed reading this post :)..desert looks delicious
hugs and smiles

Suma Rajesh said...

looks simplly superb..

Rajee said...

Simple yet delicious dessert to use the fresh berries that's in season now. Love it !!

Sharmila said...

After 17 yrs just the two of you went for a movie! I wonder if kids realise what all parents do for them. :-)
That's a nice lookimg 'mess' Happy. :-)

Gulmohar said...

I have the same story to share about watching the movies. My elder one is 8.5 and all these years we have been (and still) watching only cartoon movies :D.Hopefully we will do it like you after 10 more years..lol..

That's a pretty and elegant dessert

Happy Cook said...

Looks like we are all in the smae boat when we have kids :-)

notyet100 said...

so simple and so delicious,..

Sayantani said...

after reading your post that I have to wait for 16 years to watch a movie with Hubby alone. as my baby is only 1 year old. you must have enjoyed the experience.
the dessert looks divine...love the presentation too.

Happy Cook said...

Sayanthani don't panic :-)

Ivy said...

My favourite Robin Hood movie is "Men in tights" I think that is the title. Seems that you've been on a second "honey moon" being alone with hubby:) I know the feeling as we have three children at home all the time.
Your Eton mess looks delicious.

Padhu said...

Looks awesome.I am drooling!! Nice pictures

Pavithra said...

Looks divine.. and wish I am there to grab a bowl.. yummy dessert...

Ria Mathew said...

The first time I saw this was on Nigella's show and I fell in love with it! Yours look equally good! Yum-o!

meeso said...

Another perfect one for summer!