Eton mess stacks

We love individual puddings, they add a certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’ to an occasion. And these fab little meringues are definitely an occasion pudding

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:6 mins
    Stagger the cooking
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 550
  • fat 20g
  • saturates 11g
  • carbs 96g
  • sugars 94g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 1 egg white
  • 350g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp crushed cardamom seeds
  • a little oil for greasing
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • juice 1?2 lemon
  • 250g punnet raspberries


Barney says...
'These meringues aren’t quite the same as the classic, but they take seconds to make, then just a few seconds more to cook'


  1. Lightly whisk the egg white, then stir in the icing sugar and cardamom to make a firm fondant icing. Roll the icing into 8 golfballsize balls (you probably won’t need all of it). Two at a time, place the balls at opposite ends of a greased piece of baking paper, then microwave for 30-40 secs on High until quadrupled in size. Leave to cool for a few mins, then lift off the paper and repeat until all the balls are cooked.

  2. Whip the cream with half the lemon juice. Crush half the raspberries, then fold through the cream. To serve, place a little splodge of raspberry cream onto each plate. Stack a meringue with some more cream, then place another meringue on top. Spoon over more cream, then top with a few whole raspberries. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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