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My year 3 daughter has been doing some really cool stuff at school, and this year she’s got a young vibrant teacher who has made school even more fun and exciting, certainly more fun than when I was at school! Anyway, they’ve been studying recipes in the style of Jamie Oliver and are going to make his version of Eton Mess tomorrow.
Obviously, this is a rather problematic recipe if you are allergic to dairy and raw eggs! The yoghurt can easily be substituted with soya yoghurt, but how on earth can you make meringues egg-free?
Well, I found a vegan meringue mix, and having had mixed results before, I am trying to make some passable ‘meringues’ for her to take in tomorrow. It’s a rather unusual process of adding two powders in bags A and B to sugar and water!!
I think they’ve worked rather well, and are certainly as sweet as a meringue. I’ll get her to recreate the 3M mess at home so we can all taste it. It’s just a question of what to do with the remaining 40 meringues!
Update: Well, it was a huge success! Here’s the recipe in my 8 year old’s words…
3M Mess (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegetarian, vegan)
- 4 strawberries
- a splash of balsamic vinegar
- a squeeze of orange juice
- a big handful of meringues
- a couple of tsps of icing sugar
- 1 small pot of yogurt
- a drizzle of vanilla paste
– Scrunch up the strawberries with your hands
– Add icing sugar, balsamic vinegar and orange juice and stir
– Tear apart half the meringues and add.
– Dollop on the yogurt
– Add other meringues and a little more yogurt, if wished
– Drizzle on the vanilla paste and top with more strawberries