3 dessert glasses serving Eton mess

Eton mess

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins

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Serves 6

Few desserts say summer like Eton mess. Crunchy meringue, whipped cream and strawberry sauce is a winning combination, best served al fresco

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal498
  • fat41g
  • saturates25g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 500g strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
    Strawberries

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    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 450ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

Method

  1. Heat oven to 120C/100C fan/gas 1 and line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl using an electric whisk or tabletop mixer until they reach stiff peaks, then add the sugar in 3 lots, re-whisking to stiff peaks every time. Spoon dollops of the mixture onto the baking parchment, cook on the bottom shelf of the oven for 1hr – 1hr15 mins until the meringues are completely hard and come off the paper easily. Leave to cool.

  2. Blitz 1/3 of the strawberries to make a strawberry sauce. In a large bowl whisk the cream with the icing sugar until it just holds its shape. Roughly crush ¾ of the meringues and tip them in with the chopped strawberries and stir, then swirl through the strawberry sauce. Dollop into bowls then crush the remaining meringues, sprinkling the pieces over the top.

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VicParis
1st Oct, 2017
3.8
Easy tasty recipe, great for a dinner party. I made the meringues a few hours before but put the dessert all together just after the main course as I was worried the cream and strawberry sauce would just all end up at the bottom of the glass but perhaps I could have made an hour ahead? Fresh and not too heavy. Yum!
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