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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess


Ingredients

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Chocolate Chip Meringue

  • 4 Davidson’s Safest Choice® pasteurized egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dark chocolate

Whipped Cream

  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Eton Mess

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dark chocolate
  • 46 chocolate covered strawberries, for garnish

Instructions

Chocolate Chip Meringue

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat egg whites until frothy and soft peaks form. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat, adding in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until all sugar has been incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed. Meringue is done when peaks are stiff, hold their shape, and no grit is felt from the sugar. Gently fold in finely chopped chocolate.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats. Drop meringues by the spoonful (about 2 tablespoons in size each) onto the baking sheets. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the meringue easily peels away from the parchment paper. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Meringues can be stored in an airtight container for several days.

Whipped Cream

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. To avoid splashing, start on a lower speed and increase speed as cream mixture begins to take shape. Beat until desired stiffness. If not using right away, cover and place in the refrigerator. It will keep for several hours, and just might need a quick whip with a whisk to regain some shape.

Eton Mess

  1. Combine strawberries, sugar, and vanilla extract in a small mixing bowl. Let sit for approximately 15-30 minutes to allow macerating.
  2. Break 8-12 meringues by hand. A good variety of big and small pieces creates good texture in the dessert.
  3. Layer approximately 1/2 cup whipped cream in each bowl. Top with a few spoonfuls of macerated strawberries, and a generous sprinkling of dark chocolate and crushed meringues. Top with a chocolate covered strawberry and serve.

 

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes