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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Frozen Raspberry Kent Mess

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Here's a recipe I put together during the summer when our raspberries were ripe and plentiful, and I wanted a different kind of ice cream. It's similar to an Eton mess but frozen, and the strawberries are swapped for raspberries. I also added some chopped white chocolate - because everything tastes better with chocolate right?

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Frozen Raspberry Kent Mess
I've called it a 'Kent' mess and - you never know - it might become as famous as the 'Eton' one! My mixture was frozen in silicone moulds, but you can pour it into a plastic freezer-proof container and scoop servings out with a spoon or ice cream scoop.

Meringues - I made half the amount of meringues from this recipe
300ml double cream
1-2 tablespoons icing sugar - you can add more to taste
200g fresh raspberries
1-2 tablespoons raspberry liqueur - optional
50g white chocolate, finely chopped

Break the meringues into bite-sized pieces. Whip the cream with the icing sugar until it just holds its shape. Mash the raspberries lightly with the liqueur. Fold everything together in a large bowl with the chocolate and spoon into small moulds, I used silicone muffin ones. Freeze for at least 4 hours. They will keep in the freezer for up to a month if well wrapped.
To serve, remove them from the moulds and place onto dessert dishes and leave for about 10 minutes before eating.

To make a raspberry sauce:
Blend 150g raspberries with enough icing sugar to sweeten the sauce, 2-3 tablespoons or so. Pour the sauce through a sieve or strainer to remove the pips, use a spoon to push the sauce through.

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This is going to a new monthly event called We Should Cocoa – a chocolate challenge, hosted by either Choclette or Chocolate Teapot. The idea is to make something with chocolate and include the special ingredient - which happens to be raspberries - and this month is hosted by Chele from the Chocolate Teapot.

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30 comments:

Rachel said...

Now that is a decadent treat at its best!

restaurant said...

This is absolutely worth creating!!! that is really a supper delicious raspberry. YUMMMY! =) thanks for sharing it!

Nora said...

That looks totally scrumptious! I've made Eton Mess with raspberries too, but I've never thought of freezing it.
And in the midst of loads of 'here comes autumn' posts, it's nice to read one that's very summery - I don't want to accept the truth just yet!

Sophie said...

A delightful & lovely sytlish presented dessert!! Oooh ,..;yes!

Happy Cook said...

Wound' tthat be wonderful if it get famous as Eton mess, my daughte rloves eaton mess so i am sure she will love your kent mess too. Looks really creamy yumm.

hopeeternalcookbook said...

What a brilliant idea - I must have a go at this! I have a recipe for Eton Mess on my site and it is a favourite in our house.
http://hopeeternalcookbook.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/eton-mess/
My mother in law fed us Pavlova with blackberries the other day and I still have quite a few in the garden and I think it would make a delicious combination perhaps with my favourite dark chocolate rather than white: perhaps it ought to be East London Mess in my case, but it doesn't have the same ring as Kent Mess!
hopeeternal
'Meanderings through my Cookbook'
www.hopeeternalcookbook.wordpress.com

Fitness Foodie said...

Looks incredible. My dad gave me a few pints of his raspberries and I couldn't resist eating most of them right away.

Margaret said...

The dessert looks stunning. What a great idea too.

Deeba PAB said...

Ooooooh Me Likey! Yum Yum ... sneaky of you to put in chocolate there Nic; makes it way more yummy! I love the freshness of the 'mess'. The event sounds enticing. Wonder if I can manage a toe in this month {a foot is hard to find}

Jan said...

Looks really lovely Nic!

Chele said...

YUM! That is my kind of dessert. What a great start to the We Should Cocoa collection ;0)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh wow gorgeous and delicious yum!

nic @ nipitinthebud said...

mmm scrumdiddlyum. My autumn raspberries are still fruiting like mad + enough for the freezer so this recipe will be perfect for creating a little reminder of sunshine in the autumn.

grace said...

raspberry and white chocolate make magic together. nice work!

Hazel said...

I love it when people make personal versions of dishes. This sounds delicious and looks beautiful too - I have always preferred raspberries over strawberries, and of course everything is better with chocolate :)

bellini valli said...

I believe this will become as famous Etons'.

s said...

it looks wonderful...yummmmmy!!!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Looks a delight to eat! Not made a mess before - well not that kind anyway!!

Fitness Foodie said...

yum is right, looks fantastic

Sam said...

I love eton mess so I know I'd love this. The white chocolate's a nice touch too!

Maria♥ said...

Love this delicious version of Eton Mess!

Maria
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Scott at Real Epicurean said...

A new take on a classic - great stuff!

Hanna said...

This looks really yummy! And from a Kentish girl, I love the name too! x x

Soma said...

A work of art. i do not care whatever kind of mess it is - a definitely spectacular mess!

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

OMG! you have any idea how gorgeous that looks ? VERY!

Loving it here!

diva said...

OMG NIC (sorry bout the caps) but this looks amazing. It's like one big tower of colourful happiness for me. loving this. it makes my fav eton mess look boring!

Lisa said...

So pretty, and the chocolate does take it up a notch! This makes a very impressive dessert.

Brownieville Girl said...

Looks wonderful, I'm going to try this soon (unfortunately I'll have to use frozen raspberries!)

Choclette said...

Bring on summer I say and Kent Mess has got to become the ice cream for next year - fabulous idea. And thanks for taking part in the challenge.

Cynthia said...

It is so hot here and this treat would be a welcome relief on so many levels and the riot of colours are inspiring.