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Deconstructed Nuneaton Mess

Try Ray's deconstructed Nuneaton mess from the second episode of COME DINE WITH ME AUSTRALIA series 2.


  • 800g ripe strawberries and raspberries

  • splash kirsch or alcohol of choice.

  • 1-2 tbsp icing sugar, to taste

  • 200ml double cream

  • 200ml crème fraîche or thick greek-style yoghurt

  • 6 ready-made meringue shells

  • Berry Coulis

  • 100g frozen mixed berries, defrosted

  • 1 lime, juice only

  • 1 tbsp icing sugar


  • 1.

    Cut the strawberries and raspberries into halves or quarters. Set aside the strawberries and place the rest into a large bowl.

  • 2.

    Add a splash of kirsch and 1-2 tablespoons of icing sugar to taste.

  • 3.

    Whip the cream lightly and fold in the crème fraîche or yoghurt. Using your hands, roughly crush the meringues into bite-sized pieces into a separate bowl.

  • 4.

    Arrange on a long plate the strawberries, crushed meringues and cream in separate piles.

  • Berry Coulis:

  • 1.

    Place the mixed berries, lime juice and icing sugar into a small food processor and blend until smooth.

  • 2.

    Pass the berry mixture through a fine sieve.

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