Eton Mess is a glorious mix of meringue, whipped cream and summer fruits. A summer celebration dessert for any time of day.
Servings: 8 servings
For the meringue:
- 4 egg whites
- 200 g caster sugar
For the Eton Mess:
- 450 ml double cream
- 400 g mixed berries, e.g. strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
Preheat the oven to 120°C/ 100°C fan/ gas mark ½/ 250°F
Line the baking tray with baking parchment, magic liner or a silicone baking mat.
To make up the Eton Mess:
Whisk the cream until it's stiff and holds its shape. Spoon into the serving dishAvoid overbeating by turning down the speed once the cream has begun to thicken
Break the meringue into chunks and add to the cream, gently mixing together to avoid breaking up the meringue
Add the berries, again stirring gently to avoid crushing them.
Everyday Cooks tips:
- If you want Eton Mess for a picnic, put it in a plastic box in a cool bag with ice blocks to keep the cream cold
- This type of meringue will keep for up to a month in an airtight plastic box.