Meringue tends to be popular with children, so try combining it with berry fruits – this Eton Mess of slightly tart berries with crushed meringue is heavenly. In this eton mess recipe, berries are very rich in vitamin C, which helps us to fight infection and absorb iron. You could also purée and sieve some raspberries together with a little icing sugar to make a raspberry coulis, and stir this through the mixture. Making raspberry coulis is another way to boost your child’s vitamin-C levels, and it goes well with vanilla ice cream and peaches to make a peach melba.
260g/9 oz/ 1 ½ cups mixed berries eg: blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries
Put the berries in a bowl. Add one tablespoon of icing sugar and mix, crushing a few of the berries.
In a separate bowl, put the cream , 1 tsp of icing sugar and the vanilla and whip to soft peaks. Stir the yoghurt to loosen slightly, then carefully fold the yoghurt into the cream, followed by the berries and the meringue.
Spoon the mixture into 4 glasses and serve.
You can chill these for up to 30 minutes but not much longer as the meringue will start to go soggy.
Prep Time 15 minutes