Eaton Mess

This dessert is one of the most delicious and easy things you can throw together and scale pretty easily if needed. This classic British dessert is basically just a tasty, simple, and messy combination of three ingredients: Strawberries, whipped cream and meringues. 


EATON MESS: 
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:
1 lb of Fresh Strawberries
Juice of half a lemon 
Grated rind of half a lemon 
2 Tbsp Sugar 
2 cups of cold whipping cream. 
1 tsp Vanilla essence. 


DIRECTIONS:
1. Chop up the strawberries - and combine with the lemon juice and 1tbsp of sugar. 
2. Whip the cream with the vanilla and the other tbsp of sugar (Using a whisk attachment of a stand mixer) until soft peaks form (this usually takes between 3 and 4 minutes) 
2. Grease a 17x27cm or 7 inch x11inch baking ban and set aside. 

To Assemble:
3. Fold 2/3 of the strawberries into the whipped cream. 
4. Break and crush your meringues into pieces and gently fold them into the cream mixture. 
5. Spoon it into the serving containers. 
6. Top with remaining strawberries and grated lemon rind. 


Koeksister & Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Koeksister & Ice-Cream Sandwiches
Yes... you heard right... 

And yes... prepare for your mind to be blown!

I don't even think that this recipe needs an actual introduction, but I will say that the reason why I chose a Marie or Maria biscuit is simply because they are a South African classic, and available as a Maria here in the US. Another great substitute would be a ginger biscuit.

Alrighty, thats enough chit-chat...  here's how you get this beauty into your belly!




KOEKSISTER ICE-CREAM SANDWICHES:
Serves: 4 

INGREDIENTS:
8 Marie or Maria Biscuits  
4-6 "My South African Kitchen" Koeksisters 
4-6 Scoops of your favorite Vanilla Ice-Cream  
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon OR 2 drops of Cinnamon Vitality Oil  


DIRECTIONS:
1. Chop up the koeksisters into small pieces
2. Mix or stir your ice cream until its soft enough to incorporate the koeksister pieces but not completely melted. 
3. Mix in your koeksister pieces and place the bowl back in the freezer for 15-20 minutes so that it can firm up again. 
4. Remove mixture from freezer - it should not be frozen solid, but needs to be firm enough to be able to shape the ice cream in the cookies. 
5.  Place large tablespoon fulls of ice-cream on your bottom Marie/Maria cookie, add the top cookie and smooth the sides so that the ice cream sandwich is filled out. Make your ice-cream sandwiches one at a time. Place them into the freezer (in a container that can close) as soon as each one is done so that they don't melt.
7.Freeze for 2 hours to overnight.
8. Enjoy!

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