Eton Mess is a simple Summery dessert made quickly and easily but always delicious.
In our house we didn’t always have meringues to hand but we did always have lovely homemade biscuits. Now I can’t eat Wheat so the Flaxjacks make a brilliant Eton Mess when I need to roll out a pudding for friends. I prefer Flaxjacks to Meringue and find it a bit more satisfying and tasty.
Which are the best Flaxjacks for Eton Mess?
Some of the fruit Flaxjacks really add interest. I particularly like Blueberry or Triple Ginger Flaxjacks with the Strawberries
- Bronze Original
- Golden Vanilla
- Cranberry & Apple
- Triple Ginger
- Mixed Berry
- 2 x Blueberry Flaxjacks
- 200 ml of double cream (or thick or Greek yoghurt or Budwig cream made soft with a little milk)
- 200 grams of strawberries
- Roughly mash the Strawberries. Save a few pieces or small Berries as a garnish
- Break or chop the Flaxjacks into small pieces.
- In a large bowl whip the cream until softly holding its shape.
- Add mashed Strawberries and chopped Flaxjacks to the Cream.
- Place in a single serving bowl or individual glasses. Decorate with pieces of chopped Flaxjack and Strawberries.
Chopped Strawberries look nicer but even though is a pud good enough for every occasion this isn’t a smart pudding (hence the name).
Unless you have beautiful homegrown soft ripe fruit well-mashed Strawberries taste much better. 🙂
A healthier option to avoid the Cream is to use a fat-free strained Greek Yoghurt or Quark or Coconut Yogurt and add a few teaspoons of Flax Farm Linseed Oil. A few drops of Vanilla Extract and a little Stevia or similar to sweeten it makes a great alternative. Low Sugar Vanilla Flaxjacks are good if you are trying to eat less sugar. Try, Raspberries, lightly poached Apricots or Gooseberries instead.