Recipe

Christmas Eton mess wreath

The perfect centrepiece for your dessert table this Christmas - a ring of white chocolate covered in macarons and berries.

  • 30 mins preparation (plus standing)
  • Serves 6
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Christmas Eton mess wreath

Ingredients

  • 250 g raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon pure icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 290 g white chocolate Melts
  • 6 coconut macarons
  • 4 raspberry macarons
  • 4 strawberry macarons
  • 250 g small strawberries, halved
  • 200 g cherries
  • 25 g mini plain meringues
  • edible flowers, optional, to serve
  • ¾ cup (180ml) thickened (heavy) cream, whipped

Method

  • 1
    Reserve 75g of the raspberries. Process remaining 125g raspberries and icing sugar until pureed. Push puree through a fine sieve over a small bowl; cover, refrigerated until required.
  • 2
    Place two sheets of baking paper, slightly overlapping on a work surface to created a wider sheet. Using a 30cm bowl, trace a round. Using a second 20cm bowl, trace a second round in the centre of the first round. You will now have a template for the chocolate ring.
  • 3
    Stir chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water (don't allow the bowl to touch water) until melted. Using template as a guide, drop spoonfuls of chocolate inside ring, then using the back of a spoon, spread chocolate thickly and evenly to fill ring. Stand until set.
  • 4
    Carefully transfer chocolate ring to a large serving board. Place macarons equally around the ring, scattering with strawberries, cherries (halve some of the cherries and removes the stones, if you like) and remaining raspberries.
  • 5
    Crush mini meringues over the wreath; scatter with flowers, if using. Dust with a little icing sugar and drizzle with a little raspberry sauce.
  • 6
    Serve wreath with remaining raspberry sauce and whipped cream in separate bowls.

Notes

This is a great gluten-free dessert option, served with gluten-free ice-cream or sorbet.

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