Lemon and Ginger Eton Mess

A gorgeous take on an old traditional dessert.  The crumb makes such a difference – this is yum! 

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook time: 5 mins

Serves: 4


Citrus Crispy Crunchy Crumb
2 (1) slices of bread (GF if preferable)
drizzle canola oil OR lemon infused oil

1 tbsp (1 tsp) *jfhx Sweet As Citrus Butter

Divine Meals for 1 : (Brackets = 1 serve)

375 (100g) Greek thick yogurt
zest and juice of 1 lemon (squirt)
1tsp (1/2) freshly grated ginger OR
1/2 (1/4) ground ginger
4 (1) meringue nests, crushed
1/2 (1/4) cup lemon curd – more for garnish
*Jfhx Citrus Crispy Crunchy Crumb


CRUMB : take your bread and rip into shreds or pop in a food processor and pulse to a crumb.

Gently, heat the oil and butter in a pan, when bubbling toss in the breadcrumbs and fry until golden and crispy (you’ll know because they make a rasping noise in the bottom of the pan). Remove from pan and set aside until read to assemble.

MESS : Mix together the yogurt, zest, juice and ginger with 3 quarters of your crushed meringue.

SERVE : Take your serving glasses or dessert bowl and layer as follows, from the bottom up (see pic):

  • Crushed meringue – garnish
  • Crumb – garnish
  • Curd – garnish
  • Yogurt Mess
  • Curd
  • Crumb

So you finish with a nice textured top.

Jax Says : this zesty, gingery mash up is so refreshingly delicious, a fabulous take on an old fashioned staple.  For dairy free, look for whipping coconut cream.  This is also great if you’re creating a dessert bar, as it looks incredible in layers in a shot glass – ding! dong!