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Jill Bakes | Berry & Elderflower Eton Mess

Jill Stewart - a young woman with blonde hair, smiling, and standing in the kitchen with a bowl of Berry and Elderflower Eton Mess

It’s finally looking a little bit more like summer and this recipe fits the bill for a summer dessert! It’s really simple to make and I think you’ll enjoy it!

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie


Makes 6-8

6 meringue nests

250ml double cream

1 tbsp icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

250g ready-made custard

10-12 strawberries, sliced

1 punnet raspberries

For the berry and elderflower compote:

250g frozen berries

125g caster sugar

Splash of water

1 tsp cornflour

2 tbsp elderflower cordial


Add the compote ingredients into a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. If it is too thick add a splash more water, too runny add more cornflour.

Add the elderflower cordial, stir and leave to cool.

In a large bowl with a hand mixer, whip the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla until it thickens a little but be careful not to overwhip.

Fold the custard gently through the whipped cream.

Add some compote and a few strawberries into the bottom of your serving glasses/bowls.

Crumble over some meringue and add a layer of the cream custard mixture. Repeat until your glasses are full finishing with some meringue, a drizzle of compote and some berries.

Serve straight away and enjoy! The perfect easy summer dessert.

Berry and Elderflower Eton Mess


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with almost 55,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

Jill Stewart - a young woman with blonde hair, smiling, and standing in the kitchen

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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