Strawberry rose Eton mess

Strawberry rose Eton mess

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins


Serves 8
You'll be amazed at how well rosewater complements garden berries in this glamorous summer treat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal443
  • fat40g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.09g
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  • 8 shop-bought meringue nests
  • 600ml pot double cream
  • 2-4 tbsp rosewater, or to taste (it varies in strength so taste as you go)
  • 500g strawberries, hulled and quartered



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

  • rose petals (from the garden, not the florist), to serve (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, break up the meringues into bite-size pieces.

  2. Whip the cream until it holds its shape, but take care not to over-beat, then whisk in the rose water.

  3. Just before serving, fold the crushed meringue and cream together. Stir through the strawberries, leaving a few to garnish. Alternatively, make layers of meringue mixture and strawberries in a tall glass bowl or in individual tall wine or dessert glasses. Finish with rose petals scattered on top, if you like.

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Jerry Whiteside's picture
Jerry Whiteside
10th May, 2020
The recipe calls for 2-4 tbsp (tablespoon) of rosewater; 1 tsp (teaspoon) would be about right. I did 1 tbsp and the flavour was awful; acrid and overpowering. I love rosewater in cream, but only as a flavouring. The aftertaste was like I had eaten my gran's potpourri.
28th Oct, 2011
This was delicious: fresh, sweet and incredibly summery! I make it with the Ultimate Meringue and never fails to please:)
4th Sep, 2011
Wanted to use up the rosewater I had in my cupboard for ages. Don't think it added anything extra to the mess. Prefer other receipes.
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