Sunday, March 17, 2013

Eton Mess With Jasmine Cream (Deila Smith)

Eton Mess
Adapted & inspired from Deila Online


175g castor sugar
3 egg whites
450g fresh strawberries- slice or chopped
570 ml double cream
1 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp Jasmine essence
Large star tip & a piping bag 


1)      Preheat oven to 150°C . Whisk egg whites till soft peaks . Gradually add in caster sugar & table spoon at a time & continue whisking till well combined.
2)      Spoon mixture in piping bag & pipe them in rows on baking tray. You may also use a rounded dessert spoon to spoon the mixture in rows on a lined baking tray.  Place baking tray on the centre of oven & turn the heat down to 140°C & baked for 1 hour.

3)      Turn the oven off & leave the meringue in the oven to dry out overnight or until the oven is completely cold.
4)      Whip up double cream & icing sugar with jasmine essence till fluffy with soft peaks . Place few meringues in the center of each dessert plate ., then spread  a spoonful of whipped cream . Topped strawberry slices over the cream & sprinkle some crushed meringue & topped with whipped cream . Repeat the layering .  I’ve piped whipped cream in between strawberry layers for a neater look .

I did not make the strawberry puree . For full recipe of Deila Smith’s  Eton Mess HERE


Linking this post to Cook Like A Star – Cook Like Deila Smith hosted by  Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids  & co hosting with  Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out  with  Mich Of Piece Of Cake .


  1. Hi Kit, This dessert looks very pretty! Love how the presentation and I bet it must be very delicious :)

  2. Hi Kit,

    Your Eton mess doesn't look messy at all!!! The meringues are so nicely piped and everything is so nicely and neatly arranged :D


  3. Wow, Kit - what a truly stunning presentation you've made!!

  4. weii Kit!
    your Eton Mess not messy enough! ;)

  5. Sweet and lovely dessert!!!! It sounds great with added jasmine flavor.

  6. Your meringue dessert with strawberries and jasmine cream look so pretty and delicious.

  7. Hi Kit, your Eton mess surely doesn't look like a mess! Just too pretty ;) I really love how you always style your photos, gorgeous. I made Delia's pavlova with strawberries a long time ago, and it was really great!

  8. This is the neatest Eton Mess I have seen. Love a Delia Smith recipe.

  9. That is the best presentation of an Eton Mess I've ever seen - it looks like an exotic flower!
    Delia has never lead me astray!

  10. Hi Kit,
    Such pretty Eton Mess! Eton Mess is now on a whole new level! Looks so pretty!
    I'm glad that your boys love the Tomato Bread! My kids love it too, especially with the sausage filling! I am wondering whether they love the sausage or the bread! LOL!

  11. Wow Kit! Those are 2 bright red carnations smiling at me!

  12. Kit, your version of the Eten mess is very special, like the flower pattern style, haha!

  13. totally agree with the rest, the eton mess is not messy but so beautifully arranged! looks almost like flowers!

  14. Kit , such a pretty neat Eton mess lol They look yummy as well ! You piped those meringue beautifully ;)

  15. Kit, your meringues are too pretty to be broken! Love your presentation and it doesn't look like a mess hee..hee...

  16. Hi Kit, that's a very gorgeous dessert. Look so pretty, sayang want to eat leyy...As usual very elegant presentation.

    Have a lovely week ahead, with hugs to you.

  17. You didn't mess it up enough lol! Looks lovely!

  18. they look wonderful and very attractive ! i also think you did a great job piping the meringue out.