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Eton Mess Mini Cheesecakes

Posted by on June 8, 2012

Eton Mess line

I was recently asked by the lovely Hani hanielas.blogspot.com if I would like to take part in a bloggers recipe gathering, YES please was my reply!

The theme is Berrylicious, the idea, to come up with a new recipe using berries of some type. Well with summer on it’s way (she says typing away while the rain lashes down outside!) this seemed perfect!

We all love summer berries here, I grow a small selection in the garden, they usually don’t make it indoors if I’m honest! I made these little morsels expecting a fairly good response from Frey & Gav…….well they were devoured very quickly, I had to hide some in the fridge for fear I would never get one to try!

The instructions may look longwinded, but they’re really not, and definitely worth a try. I used silicon cupcake cases, they’re first outing as it goes! They were a little fiddly to turn out but almost turning the cases inside out worked well and I didn’t drop one (oh alright just the one!)

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Crunchy Base Bit

50g Amaretti biscuits, crushed

100g digestive biscuits, cruched

50g melted butter

Middle & top bit

1 tbsp cornflour

1 tbsp caster sugar

Zest & juice of 1 lemon

About 50g Meringues (homemade or brought) broken up

100ml whipping cream whipped

125g cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)

140g berries this will be used for the topping & sauce too (I used raspberries & blueberries, but you could use strawberries, blackberries, redcurrants whatever you fancy)

When serving you’ll also need:

50ml whipped cream whipped

A little sugar & lemon juice

Makes 10 cupcake sized cheesecakes

Eton mess Silicon cases

 

 

Lay out 10 silicon cupcake cases in a muffin tray, you can use ordinary paper cupcake cases, but I wanted to remove them and it was easier with silicon.

 

 

 

 

Eton mess cases

 

 

Crunchy base bit

Put the crushed biscuits into a bowl add the melted butter and mix, press the mixture equally into the cases. Chill in the fridge (the bases not you!)

 

 

 

 

Eton Mess filledMiddle bit

In a small saucepan combine the lemon juice & zest with the cornflour & caster sugar. Heat gently stirring all the time until the mixture thickens.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Then beat in the cream cheese and whipped cream. Stir through about half of the crushed meringue and a third of the fruit (chopped if the berries are large).

Spoon this on top of the biscuit base of each cupcake case and chill again.

Eton mess before sauce

 

 

Topping bit

Place half of the remaining fruit in a saucepan with a little sugar and a squirt of lemon juice, heat gently stirring & mashing with a fork until the fruit if soft and pulpy. Push the fruit mix through a sieve and use the puree to drizzle over your cheesecakes when serving.

 

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When you are serving the little cheesecakes add a dollop of cream some crushed meringue and some of the remaining fruit and a little drizzle of fruit sauce.

 

 

 

Eton mess plate

Below is a collage of all the participating bloggers treats with the links to go and check them out and say Hi!

BannerBerrylicious

1. Joan, Chocolate Chocolate and More- Lemon Blueberry Pound cake

2. Charity, Foodlets– Strawberry – Strawberry banana frozen yogurt pops

3. Jamie, Green Beans & Grapefruit- Mixed Berry & Cookie Butter Clafouti

4. Hani, Haniela’s– Red Currant Meringue Cake

5. Katrina, In Katrina’s Kitchen- Frozen Blueberry Basil Lemonade Pies

6. Sue, Munchkin Munchies- English Matrimonials

7. Bia, Rich and Sweet- Blueberry Blackberry Orange Streusel Scones

8. Sam, Sams Kitchen- Eton Mess Mini Cheesecakes

9. Sherron, Simply Gourmet Photography- Mulberry Syrup

10. Ann, Sumptuous Spoonfuls - Strawberry Chia Jam

11. Karen, Trilogy Edibles – Meringue Nest with a Bumbleberry Compote

27 Responses to Eton Mess Mini Cheesecakes

  1. Carmen

    Hi from Spain!
    Amazing recipe!
    I’ll try this recipe at a dinner for friends.Thank you and congratulations for your work!

    • Sam

      Hello Carmen, thanks for the lovely comment! I hope Spain is sunny for you (it’s wet & windy in the UK today) :)

  2. Sue {munchkin munchies}

    These look absolutely incredible! Amazing photos too! I like the mini size:)

  3. Brenda

    I think they look great. I was wondering what you call cornflour. Is that like cornmeal. I live in Illinois and not sure what it is. Could you please let me know. Thanks
    Brenda

    • Sam

      Thanks Brenda. Cornflour is very fine and I believe is called cornstarch in the US. It acts as a thickener in this instance. Hope that helps. :)

  4. Judith

    I love cheesecake and these look and sound delicious, will definitely have a go at making them sometime soon. Good idea to make individual sized ones xxx

    • Sam

      Thanks Judith. Small ones mean you don’t have to share! xxx

      • Judith

        That’s an idea that I like!!!! :o) xxx

        • Sam

          They are very scrummy Judith, and with fruit in them, they are of course good for you too! xxx

          • Judith

            Champing at the bit but can’t make them yet, we have sweet goodies to eat up and only me and Chris here to eat them at the moment!!!! Perhaps I need to go around the neighbourhood with a basket and give away some cakes, then we can eat cheesecake!!!!!!!! :o)

          • Sam

            That sounds like a great plan Judith! Win win as your neighbours will love you forever too! :) xxx

          • Judith

            I think they’re more likely to think I’m bonkers!!!!!

  5. Beverley

    Wonderful recipe and a great alternative to try with my cheesecake recipe too….love all the ingredients and fabulous photos as always Sam….Now if someone would only turn the wind off!

    hugs and kisses

    • Sam

      Thanks Beverley, hope you’ve got a lovely weekend planned hun xxxxxx

  6. haniela

    Digestive become one of my favorites, they are not that easy to come by here in the States, at least where I’m located but some specialty store have them, they so delicious. I haven’t thought of using them for the crust ..what a genius idea. I would eat this any time of the day. Love the pictures!

    • Sam

      Thanks lovely Hani! You are such a star, great work on Berrylicious, very much appreciated to be included with such wonderful blogging peeps! xxx

  7. Beth

    These look wonderful. Based on the ingredients, I know I’d love them!

    • Sam

      Thanks! Hope you get chance to give them a go Beth, definitely worth the efort! xxx

  8. Joan Hayes@chocolate and more

    Sam, this is a work of art, so pretty, but with that scrumptious sauce dripping down the sides, I wouldn’t be able to help myself. You’ve given me another use for my silicone molds. Glad to be part of Berrylicious with you!

    • Sam

      Thanks Joan! What a fab thing Berrylicious is (3 cheers for Hani!) I love your blueberry & lemon cake (strangely I just made something similar as a traybake, great minds huh?!!) Have a wonderful weekend filled with sweet things! xxx

  9. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    I can’t even focus on anything else right now. I want one of these in the worst way!!!

    • Sam

      hehehehe Thanks Katrina! I just love your pies, what a fab idea using basil (my favourite herb, nearly always on the windowsill, usually bald!) So great to be involved with Berrylicious, have a lovely weeekend hun xxx

  10. Frances Auty

    As always, they look fabulous. I was thinking the amaretti biscuit would work well if the fruits were cherries?

    Anyway, I think I will give these a go soon. Thanks again for sharing your recipe and ideas.

    PS I like the advice to chill the cheesecakes in the fridge, not us!

    • Sam

      Mmmmmmm yes cherries would work very well too Frances, I just love any sort of summer berries. I have red currants that are just starting to ripen. How they are ripening with all this dismal rain I have no idea but am very grateful for those little red gems! :)

  11. Katy

    These look completely amazing – I will definitely be trying these and my sister will absolutely love them as she is a massive fan of anything with eton mess in it!

    • Sam

      Hope she likes them Katy! They were a huge hit here (I had to hide them in the back of the fridge to get one myself!) x

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