It comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me, that my passion is food, the big astonishment however, if God came down right now and said, ‘ok Jax, choose a passion for the rest of your life’, I would drop food like a hot rock and pick music. Vinyl, CD’s and of course back…
Lemon and Ginger Eton Mess
A gorgeous take on an old traditional dessert. The crumb makes such a difference – this is yum!
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 mins
Citrus Crispy Crunchy Crumb
2 (1) slices of bread (GF if preferable)
drizzle canola oil OR lemon infused oil
1 tbsp (1 tsp) *jfhx Sweet As Citrus Butter
Divine Meals for 1 : (Brackets = 1 serve)
375 (100g) Greek thick yogurt
zest and juice of 1 lemon (squirt)
1tsp (1/2) freshly grated ginger OR
1/2 (1/4) ground ginger
4 (1) meringue nests, crushed
1/2 (1/4) cup lemon curd – more for garnish
*Jfhx Citrus Crispy Crunchy Crumb
CRUMB : take your bread and rip into shreds or pop in a food processor and pulse to a crumb.
Gently, heat the oil and butter in a pan, when bubbling toss in the breadcrumbs and fry until golden and crispy (you’ll know because they make a rasping noise in the bottom of the pan). Remove from pan and set aside until read to assemble.
MESS : Mix together the yogurt, zest, juice and ginger with 3 quarters of your crushed meringue.
SERVE : Take your serving glasses or dessert bowl and layer as follows, from the bottom up (see pic):
- Crushed meringue – garnish
- Crumb – garnish
- Curd – garnish
- Yogurt Mess
So you finish with a nice textured top.
Jax Says : this zesty, gingery mash up is so refreshingly delicious, a fabulous take on an old fashioned staple. For dairy free, look for whipping coconut cream. This is also great if you’re creating a dessert bar, as it looks incredible in layers in a shot glass – ding! dong!
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Is Jax your real name?: No my full name is Jacqueline, Sylvia Margaret Hamilton (I know right) just call me Jax Where are you from?: Stratford, East London (under the sound of the bow bells), which makes me a 100% cockney. However my parents are from Jamaica and I’m now a Kiwi Citizen – phew!…