White Chocolate Mousse Eton Mess with Fresh Summer Berries

Exactly a month to go before I moonwalk into holiday mode. I seriously cannot wait for this break, I know so many are feeling precisely the same – in desperate need to just have a break and switch off for a while. 

Before we switch off completely and usher in 2017, we need to work our way through year end functions, summer evening soirées festive season prep – let’s face it, aside from manic deadlines and the general last minute work grind, it;s a fun time.

If you’re looking for a decadent, quick and easy dessert with a summery burst, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you.

This concoction sort of created itself this past weekend when I wanted to make a quick white chocolate mousse. To liven it up, I thought I’d give it a bit of a eton mess twist. This always works perfectly for individual desserts – which is totally the way to go these days, saves your dessert from looking horrid after two scoops and face it who wants to actually share dessert!

Give it a try and let me know what you think. Please post images of your creations on either Facebook or Instagram and tag me @sadiesbubbleofyum would love to see them!

White Chocolate Mousse Eton Mess with Fresh Summer Berries

Servings: Yields 9 individual portions
Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
– 200 grams white chocolate
– 1 vanilla pod – split and seeds scraped out
– 1 1/2 cups fresh cream
– 1 punnet strawberries (chopped for layers within dessert and decoration)
– 100g raspberries
– 3 meringue nests crushed
– decoration (I topped with fresh cream, raspberries & strawberries) and grated Crunchie chocolate

Method:
1. Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a heatproof bowl or along with the vanilla seeds and 3 Tbls cream and melt this over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Alternatively, use a bain-marie double boiler as I did… (available on Yuppiechef)

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2. Whip the remaining cream until soft peak consistency and allow white chocolate to cool slightly before folding in the whipped cream

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3. Layer as follows: crushed meringue, mousse, berries – repeat as you see fit. Then top with whipped cream and garnish to your summer-cravings! Serve chilled.

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Tip: To make life easier when spooning mixture or frosting into a piping bag, get yourself one of these handy piping bag holders from the exquisite and highly-affordable Love To Bake range from Clicks for only R69.95 – available on their online store here

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Have an amazing week and happy dessert indulging!

Sadie xx

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