Rhubarb eton mess

Forced rhubarb is even sweeter than its seasonal counterpart, so make use of them in Clodagh McKennas quick and effortless recipe for an old British favourite
By Clodagh McKenna
Rhubarb eton mess
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 300 ml water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 2 stalks forced rhubarb, sliced into thin strips
  • handfuls ready-made miniature meringues
  • small handful toasted almonds
  • 2 tbsp double cream, whipped


1. Boil the water in a saucepan and dissolve the sugar, stirring constantly. Add half the lemon zest and rhubarb and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the rhubarb has softened.

2. Drain the rhubarb, then pile into a large mixing bowl with the meringues, whipped double cream, and half of the almonds. Stir together well.

3. To serve, spoon the mixture into a glass dessert bowl and sprinkle over the rest of the almonds and lemon zest.

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