3M Mess

If you come to this post searching for homemade egg-free meringue not using a mix, check out this post.

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)

serves 1

  • 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

– Marble

– Add other meringues and a little more yogurt, if wished

– Drizzle on the vanilla paste and top with more strawberries

– Enjoy!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Any thoughts on how to also make these SOY-free?

    1. lucylox says:

      I haven’t tried but I believe you can get pea protein, so you could try the egg-free meringue recipe with that. And then use non-soya yogurt? Hope it works 🙂

      1. LOL, my little one is allergic to peas, too. Ah well, another day in Allergy Land.

      2. lucylox says:

        If you’re in the UK, Pulsin make hemp protein powder. I’ve never used it but it might work as an alternative? X

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