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Monday, May 11, 2015

Tropical Eton Mess

In one of the Episodes of  My Kitchen Rules season 5 , they had this really annoying couple, David and Corrine.   They are always critisizing others, as if they knew everything concerning food  and when it finally came for their turn to cook it was a total disaster.
Their desert was called Tropical Eton Mess and while the dinners were expecting a delicious Eton Mess,  full of tropical fruit,  out comes a  rather disappointing desert  so  the rest of the diners weren't very impressed.

I made my version using canned Rambutan with pineapple stuffed in them. I took the pineapple  piece out  ( made this on a weekday and was in no mood to clean a pineapple ), added it to the mess, along with halved rambutan pieces, sliced fresh mangoes ( local  mangoes are a bit small but very  sweet and its mango season so there are mangoes every where!!), some meringues,  passion fruit and passion fruit syrup . I used a mixture of cream and yogurt after seeing it done like that in one of the recipes I reffered to.

Recipe : Tropical Eton Mess

5 meringues
1 can Rambutan stuffed with  pineapple ( drained)
2 maldivian mangoes or regular mangoes, peeled and sliced or cut into cubes
4 passion fruit
250ml whipping cream( do not use Nestle cream)
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

Make the syrup  by removing the pulp of 3 passionfruit and extracting the juice by pushing through a fine sieve.  You should be able to get 1/2 cup of juice.

Pour the juice into a saucepan, along with sugar, and water and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes  till syrupy. Cool.

Whip the cream till stiff, stir in icing sugar and yogurt gently  with a spoon.

Now add crumbled up meringue, sliced mangoes,  passion fruit pulp  from the remaining  passion fruit, the pineapple pieces found inside the rambutan . Halve each rambutan and add this into the cream.  Fold everything very gently.  Stir in the passion fruit syrup.

 It will look messy, that is  why its called an Eton Mess. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

 Note :  If you want to serve this to guests and dont like the look of it ,try freezing it buy lining a bowl with cling film, pour the whole thing in and freeze.
To serve just plunge the bowl in hot water for a few seconds and carefully turn it onto a plate and remove the cling film, Serve sliced.  Got this idea after seeing Gordon Ramsay's Eton Mess Bomb.


  1. Ah... so that's what you did with the meringues!!! Never made them though have been seeing the recipes... looks so fruity...

  2. This look all the fruits in it...
    Have a great week :)

  3. Superb... Presented beautifully.

  4. Wow! you had me googling for rambutan! Now, I know what they are, next time I go to the asian market, I will buy some. Greetings!

  5. Hi Nammi,

    Like you, my son is a MKR fan too but we didn't follow the shows very thoroughly.

    Do you wish your eton mess post with us at LTU yogurt,


    1. They show it during the night so Ia m able to watch it :)

    2. Wow.this is too Gud,sounds delicious ..


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