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Simon’s Strawberry Eton Mess

Simon Ball, head chef, The Restaurant, Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire
Serves: 5
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Ingredients

  • PAVLOVA MERINGUE
  • Egg whites 100g
  • Caster sugar 200g
  • Cornflower 10g
  • STRAWBERRY AND LIME SORBET
  • Strawberry puree 400g
  • Stock syrup 200g (equal quantities sugar and water)
  • Black pepper pinch
  • Limes 2 juiced
  • MASCARPONE AND VANILLA CREAM
  • Mascarpone cheese 150g
  • Vanilla pod 1 split and scraped
  • Icing sugar 30g
  • Gelatine leaf 1 soaked in cold water
  • Lime 1 juiced
  • STRAWBERRY SAUCE
  • Strawberry puree 300g
  • Caster sugar 100g
  • Pectin 2g
  • STRAWBERRY AND LIME JELLY
  • Strawberry puree 100g
  • Stock syrup 100g
  • Gelatine leaf 1 soaked in cold water
  • Lime 1 juiced
  • STRAWBERRY FOAM
  • Strawberry puree 100g
  • Hyfoamer 1g
  • Xanthan gum 0.2g

Method

  1. PAVLOVA MERINGUE

    - Pre-heat oven to 100ºC
    - Whisk egg whites to full volume, for approximately 5 minutes
    - Slowly add 150g of the caster sugar until it looks glossy, then mix remaining with the cornflour and whisk in briefly on a slow speed
    - Pipe out onto silicone paper in small 50 pence piece size domes, sprinkle with freeze dried raspberries
    - Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until you can gently lift the meringue off the baking tray
  2. STRAWBERRY AND LIME SORBET

    - Mix all ingredients together and churn in an ice cream machine
  3. MASCARPONE AND VANILLA CREAM

    - Gently melt gelatine leaf with lime juice
    - Add all remaining ingredients together and whisk thoroughly. Store in fridge to set
  4. STRAWBERRY SAUCE

    - Bring puree and sugar to the boil
    - Add pectin and boil for one minute. Strain and cool
  5. STRAWBERRY AND LIME JELLY

    - Gently melt gelatine with lime juice and gently mix all ingredients together avoiding air bubbles
    - Set in fridge in a small shallow container
    - Once set, cut into cubes
  6. STRAWBERRY FOAM

    - Whisk all ingredients together on a high speed for five minutes until a thick meringuelike foam is achieved
    - Place in a piping bag
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