Chestnut Mess with caramelised bananas
Sunday 17 March 2013
Eton mess has to be one of the all-time great inventions, so when it's not quite time for strawberries (no matter how abundant they might be on supermarket shelves), I like to improvise.
300ml/½ pint double cream
100ml/3½fl oz plain yoghurt
3 tbsp icing sugar
150g/5oz chestnut purée
50g/2oz bought meringue nests
30g/1¼oz unsalted butter, cubed
1½ tbsp caster sugar
Whisk the double cream in a large bowl until the cream just holds its shape. Stir the yoghurt, sugar and chestnut purée together in a separate bowl and fold into the whipped cream. Break the meringues into large chunks and fold these through. Chill in the fridge until needed.
Preheat your grill to high. Halve the bananas lengthways and cut each piece in two. Put the bananas on a baking tray, dot with cubes of butter and sprinkle with caster sugar. Grill until caramelised.
Serve the chestnut mess with the bananas and some maple syrup on the side, for anyone with a really sweet tooth.
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