MOO Passionfruit yoghurt Eton mess

I use to work at the cheesecake shop and the amount of Pavlovas I would cream and top with fruit on Christmas Eve and Christmas day would blow your mind. Let’s just say a production line was required and it was by order only. Too much demand for last minute orders.

When I think of Christmas, I think of Pavlovas. The marshmallow, sugary and crispy base with cream and slightly tart fresh fruit to balance out the sweetness, conjures up memories of my old green apron and checked chef pants. So when having the girls over for dinner for a pre-Christmas gathering, I couldn’t resist recreating this traditional Christmas favourite but with a twist.

I’ve always wanted to make an Eton mess so I took this as the opportunity. Commonly served with cream, I used a yoghurt instead along with lemon curd, strawberries and crushed biscuits.

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 175g sugar
Yoghurt sauce:
  • 2 x eggs whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 400g yoghurt

To serve:
  • Strawberries
  • Crushed biscuits
  • Mint
  • Lemon curd


To make the meringue:
  • Preheat oven to 150 degrees fan forced
  • Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form
  • Whisk in sugar until hard peaks form
  • Spoon one tablespoon of mixture onto a greased paper, you should get around 12 small meringues
  • Turn oven down to 140 degrees fan forced and cook meringue for 50minutes
  • Put aside for a few hours to cool.

To make the yoghurt sauce:
  • Whisk egg whites until hard peaks form
  • Whisk in sugar and salt
  • Fold in egg whites into the yoghurt
  • Put in fridge for three hours to set.

Putting it together:
  • Put two tablespoons of yoghurt sauce on a plate
  • Crush one meringue and put on yoghurt sauce
  • Cut strawberries up into small pieces and sprinkle over the top of the meringue
  • Add crushed biscuits, a dollop of lemon curd and chopped mint
  • Enjoy!

This was a perfect end to a meal. Sweet, tangy, creamy and fresh. A great opportunity to impress with a few simple ingredients.

Farewell fun yoghurt fact: "It's a fat-buster. Yoghurt helps you feel fuller and, if eaten as a snack, can decrease the calorie consumption in your next meal."


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