Monty Bojangles Flutterscotch Meringue Eton Mess is a quick and tasty dessert. Make it look like you have spent ages in the kitchen preparing the perfect dessert. Ideal for Christmas or a special occasion.
When you are having a special meal it is always nice to finish it with a delicious dessert. However when you have put a lot of effort into cooking a meal pudding can be an afterthought. Recently truffle experts Monty Bojangles partnered with chef Mark Sargeant to create a range of delicious puddings, snacks and naughty treats. I tried Monty Bojangles Flutterscotch Meringue Eton Mess. It is a quick and easy dessert which is really tasty and perfect for impressing your guests.
History of Eton Mess
Who isn’t familiar with Eton Mess? It is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, meringues and whipped cream. It is a summer dish and the legend is that it was traditionally served at Eton during the annual cricket match against Harrow. The original variant was a mixture of strawberries or bananas with cream or ice cream. Meringue was added much ne
One of the stories about the creation of Eton Mess was that it was actually created on an Eton open day. Someone had a picnic containing a strawberry pavlova which got squashed by an over enthusiastic labrador. The boys ate the dessert anyway, not put off by the dog hair presumably and Eton Mess was born. The story isn’t true, it is one of those urban legends that springs up over the years but I do like it. You can just picture a warm sunny day with a cricket match going on in the background. The boys open their picnic hamper to enjoy their desserts only to find the dog running over and jumping all over it. It would have been funny to see their faces.
Monty Bojangles Flutterscotch Meringue Eton Mess
Monty Bojangles Flutterscotch Meringue Eton Mess takes a classic summer dessert and gives it a warming twist for the winter. Cherries replace strawberries as the star of the dish. They are given an extra kick by soaking them in cherry brandy before adding them to the dish. If you want to serve the dish to children this step can be omitted. The mixture of crushed cherries and half cherries soaked in brandy gives a grown up feel to the Eton Mess. This blends perfectly with the mix of cream and meringues.
You might be wondering where Monty Bojangles comes into the recipe and the answer is that the luxurious truffles are grated over the top of the dessert. Monty Bojangles Flutter Scotch truffles are perfect for the topping, the truffles packed with butterscotch pieces and a hint of sea salt are bitter sweet. This provides a great contrast in taste reminiscent of a black forest gateau. The dessert is quick to make as well. The only effort is in whipping the cream and crushing the cherries.
Monty Bojangles Flutterscotch Meringue Eton Mess Recipe
- 4 Monty Bojangles Flutterscotch Truffles
- 200 ml crème fraiche
- 200 ml double cream
- 450 g cherries
- 4 tbsp cherry brandy
- 1 tbsp icing sugar
- 3 meringue nests or make your own meringues
- Whip the double cream and crème faiche with the icing sugar until it forms soft peaks
- Crush the meringues into pieces and stir though the cream
- Remove the stones and stalks from the cherries and cut into halves
- Soak in the cherry brandy
- Put half the cherries into a bowl and crush them, stir though the meringue mixture.
- Add some cherry halves to the bottom of each bowl and fold the rest into the mixture
- Pour the cream mixture on top of the cherries in the dish
- Grate the flutterscotch truffles over the top of each dish
If you are looking for other interesting desserts for Christmas then why not try this winter ice cream bombe which is simple and effective. If you prefer to buy some ready made desserts why not see what I found when shopping at Lidl for Christmas desserts.
What is your favourite Christmas desssert? Let me know below