• The beauty of this dessert is in its name. Eton mess is great because it can be a visual disaster and still be delicious. That’s the point! You can’t go wrong with this tantalising British classic. Serve with a cup of tea. 

    Eton mess

    Serves: 6
    Cooking Time: 15 mins


    • 300ml fresh cream
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) castor sugar
    • 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds reserved
    • 200g ready-made meringues, roughly crushed
    • 2 punnets fresh berries or any other seasonal fruit
    • melted chocolate, to dip
    • icing sugar, to dust



    Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla seeds. Layer the meringues, cream and fruit in glasses, ending with cream and fruit. Garnish with a piece of fruit dipped in chocolate. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.


    To drink: Boplaas Red Muscadel Vintners Reserve is smooth, heady and indulgent. Serve it chilled with this dessert.