For the mandarin curd
For the mess
To make the curd
In a stainless steel pot, whisk together sugar, mandarin juice and zest until well blended.
Cook the mixture over medium heat, whisk constantly, until the mixture thickens, bubbles and become translucent.
Continue to cook for another 30 seconds, and remove heat.
Allow to stand for a minute then add eggs and vigouresly whisk until combined.
Add a tablespoon of mandarin juice, stir in butter and salt. Put through a strainer to remove any lumps
Store in enclose container and in the fridge, use as a topping for cakes, tarts etc. Or use in Eton Mess as per the recipe
To make the Mess
Whip cream to soft peaks with a whisk or electric beaters. Fold in yoghurt and a few drops of vanilla essence . Swirl through the mandarin curd
Layer the curd cream into glasses with some of the meringues and mandarin segments and berries.