It’s December! I don’t know how that happened. This year has been a total whirlwind!
Anyway, the start of December means that I can start posting Christmas recipes, YAY! In case you didn’t know, Christmas is my favourite baking season and generally one of my favourite times of the year.
I can’t help getting caught up in the festivities.
The only part I don’t look forward to is the stressful Christmas present shopping because I’m a terrible procrastinator and always end up leaving it until the very last moment.
It’s the ideal dinner party dessert because it’s so quick and easy to make and as the name implies, you don’t have to concern yourself with the presentation because it’s just meant to be a big mess of cream, meringue and strawberries.
Plus I added some of the usual Christmas spices to the strawberry sauce, and there you have it;Christmas Mess.
I bet a peppermint meringue version with chocolate sauce would be great too!
For the record I used frozen berries for the dessert in the photos, but usually I prefer to use fresh berries if I can get them, because this type of dessert really celebrates the freshness of the berries.
Bake in the oven for about 45-60 minutes (actual baking time will depend on the size of your meringues), or until dry, cooked through and easily lifts off the baking paper.
2 tbsp icing (powdered) sugar, sifted