Eton Mess with Flaxjacks

Eton mess healthy with Flaxjack party dessert or family pudding
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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
  • Blueberry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Mixed Berry

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Roughly mash the Strawberries. Save a few pieces or small Berries as a garnish
  2. Break or chop the Flaxjacks into small pieces.
  3. In a large bowl whip the cream until softly holding its shape.
  4. Add mashed Strawberries and chopped Flaxjacks to the Cream.
  5. Place in a single serving bowl or individual glasses. Decorate with pieces of chopped Flaxjack and Strawberries.

Notes

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.  🙂

Alternative Ingredients

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.

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