A traditional English dessert recipe found on goodtoknow.co.uk
Eton mess is a simple, delicious dessert, made with broken meringues, strawberries and cream. It gets it’s name as it is the dessert traditionally served at Eton College’s prize-giving picnic on June 4th. Ready in just 10 mins, this Eton mess recipe uses ready made meringues for speed but if you fancy a challenge you can make your own!
6 ready-made meringues
570 ml [1,2 pt] double cream
(or use half Greek yogurt for a healthier version)
450 g [1 lb] strawberries, washed and hulled
75 ml [0,15 pt] port, kirsch or Cointreau
(optional, for a more grown-up version)
 Cut the strawberries in half or into thick slices if they’re big. Place in a bowl with the port, kirsch or Cointreau if using, cover and chill for 2-3 hrs.
 Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks, then fold in the berries and juices.
 Crush the meringues and fold into the strawberry and cream mixture.
 Spoon the Eton mess into individual dishes. If you like, you can decorate with extra strawberries.