White chocolate Eton mess slice

Here’s a lovely summer recipe that’s really easy to make.  It’s inspired by slice of traybake that I had from Selfridges Food Hall and haven’t been able to stop thinking about.  These are almost as good.

White chocolate Eton mess slice (Makes 9 large slices)

Eton mess slices - close up

100g unsalted butter at room temperature
200g plain flour
A pinch of salt
100g caster sugar
4 tbsps strawberry jam
Three shop bought meringues crumbled (of course you could make your own if you prefer)
300g white chocolate
Freeze dried strawberries

1. First begin by making the biscuit base.  Preheat the oven to 180ºC.  Grease a 20cm square tin.  In a food processor, mix the flour, salt, butter and caster sugar until it begins to come together. Press the mixture into the tin and smooth down with the back of a spoon.

2. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.  Leave in the tin to cool.

3.  Spread the strawberry jam evenly over the biscuit base.

4.  Top with the crumbled meringues.  Melt the white chocolate and generously cover the meringues.  Sprinkle freeze dried strawberry pieces over the top.  I found mine in the Cake decorating aisle in Sainsburys.  I also piped some more strawberry jam on the top in swirls, although you could just swirl some jam into the melted chocolate.

Cut into giant squares to serve.

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