Soft meringues on berry coulis Recipe

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Nutrition per portion

Calories 317 kCal 16%
Fat 3g 4%
  -  Saturates 1.5g 8%

This is one of our easy and favourite berry recipes. Fluffy meringues floating on a delicious strawberry coulis is a delicious dessert recipe that serves up to 4 people. Perfect as a dinner party or weekend treat, the gooey meringues and sweet strawberry coulis make a delicious, mouth-watering combination. You could also serve this recipe in a tall glass with ice cream as an ice cream sundae alternative.


  • 300g strawberries
  • 2tbsp icing sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime, to taste
  • For the meringues:
  • 2 med egg whites
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 300ml milk
  • For the caramel sauce::
  • 90g granulated sugar


  • To make the coulis, put about 250g of the strawberries, the icing sugar and lime juice in a blender and whizz until mixed. Push the mixture through a sieve to make a smooth sauce. Finely chop the rest of the strawberries and set aside in a small bowl.

  • To make the meringues: Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl to soft peaks, then gradually whisk in the sugar until soft, shiny and fairly stiff.

  • Pour the milk into a shallow pan and bring to a simmer. Put dessertspoonfuls of meringue mix into the milk and gently poach for 2 mins. Flip them over and poach for 1-2 mins, until spongy. Do this in 2 or 3 batches. Put them on a flat plate, while you cook the rest.

  • To make the sauce: Put the sugar in a pan over a high heat, shaking it occasionally, so the sugar melts to a deep amber. Take off the heat, add 2 tbsp cold water to stop it cooking, then put back on a low heat to let the caramel dissolve again.

  • Pour the coulis into 4 shallow plates. Place 3 meringues on top of each, add chopped berries, then drizzle with caramel sauce and serve immediately.

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If you're not confident in making the meringues from scratch, use shop bought ones instead