Crunchy meringues, perfectly whipped cream and fresh strawberries. This classic Eton Mess Recipe could not be easier to make.
This truly is one of the easiest of the classic British desserts to make and you don’t have to make meringues. With only 3 ingredients, it’s easy to assemble by taking some help from the store bought meringues, because no one needs to ‘mess’ around making them.
Originating from Eton college (famous past students being Princes William and Harry) there are some differing stories as to why this name came about, this dessert can be construed as looking like a mess.
A pretty dessert that should be served in a glass bowl so you can see the layers, Eton Mess is a summer dessert favorite. The creaminess of the whipped cream (which is only lightly sweetened) offsets the sweet meringues and the subtle fruit sweetness of the strawberries make for a delicious trio of flavors that work so well together.
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- 1 pound (453 grams) strawberries, hulled
- 1 ½ cups (375 ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 8 meringues, broken into bite-size pieces
- Take half of the strawberries and blend them until you get a smooth sauce. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds. Cut the rest of the strawberries into bite-size pieces.Set aside.
- Whip the cream until it starts to stiffen. Add the sugar and whisk until you get firm peaks.
- Take 4 glass bowls and divide the ingredients evenly. Start with a little whipped cream into the bottom of a bowl, top with meringues, strawberries, strawberry sauce. Repeat the layers until all bowls are filled.
Serving Size:1 bowl
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 130 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 18mg Carbohydrates: 23g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 23g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g