The British summer is coming closer and with it the hot weather, the roses, the lush gardens, the Wimbledon tennis tournament and with that the Great British classic, the mix of red juicy strawberries and thick onctuous cream.
There are many variations to serve this but one of the big classics has to be the Eton Mess.
It was first mentioned in print in 1893 and is traditionally served at the annual Cricket Matches in Eton College.
The Eton Mess consists of dry Meringue, whipped cream and juicy strawberries.
It is different from the Pavlova in two ways,
a) because the meringue used in a Pavlova has a marshmallowy texture, and
b) because of the presentation in a glass.
This here is probably the quickest dessert you will ever make 😉
Recipe Eton Mess
- 7 Meringue Nests
- 700 g strawberries
- 2 tbsp icing sugar
- 300 ml thick cream
Wash and cut the strawberries into smallish pieces. Put them into a bowl and add the icing sugar and the vanilla to it. This is important as the strawberries will let go of some their juice and will soften up.
Whip the cream to soft peaks, break 6 of the Meringues up into small chunks into the cream and add 3/4 of the strawberry mixture. Now very carefully mix it under trying NOT to get a pink mush. Fill into a couple of glasses and spoon the rest of the strawberries on top adding the juices in the bowl as well. You can place a couple of small chunks on the very top for presentational purposes.
Now it is ready to be served 😋
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