Eton mess

Strawberries and raspberries.
Category, DifficultyBeginner

The pudding takes little time to prepare, can be served directly from the fridge, and the ratio of fruit to ‘less angelic’ ingredients is up to you and your conscience!

Yields6 Servings
 600 ml double cream.
 18 strawberries.
 36 respberries.
 6 small meringue nests.
METHOD
1

Whisk the double cream until it peaks.

2

Cut all raspberries into 4.

3

Keeping 3 strawberries to one side, core and chop all strawberries (so the pieces are a similar size to the raspberry pieces).

4

Break up the meringues into small pieces, but be careful not to crush too much.

5

When ready for pudding, gently turn the meringue pieces into the cream and add the fruit gently folding everything together.

6

Dollop into the dishes and garnish with a half strawberry (keeping the leaves).

ALTERNATIVES
7

Be creative and add any other fruits if you fancy (or have in the cupboard), but soft fruits are best to contrast with the meringue. If you add any ‘less sweet’ fruits such as melon or banana, then add a sweet sauce or a sprinkle of icing sugar. Or forget Eton school and add a dash of port, kirsch or Cointreau, when you fold everything together in step 5.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38.4g60%
Saturated Fat 23.5g118%
Cholesterol 139mg47%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 241mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 22.8g8%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugars 5.4g
Protein 3.4g7%

Calcium 6%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 264%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 600 ml double cream.
 18 strawberries.
 36 respberries.
 6 small meringue nests.

Directions

METHOD
1

Whisk the double cream until it peaks.

2

Cut all raspberries into 4.

3

Keeping 3 strawberries to one side, core and chop all strawberries (so the pieces are a similar size to the raspberry pieces).

4

Break up the meringues into small pieces, but be careful not to crush too much.

5

When ready for pudding, gently turn the meringue pieces into the cream and add the fruit gently folding everything together.

6

Dollop into the dishes and garnish with a half strawberry (keeping the leaves).

ALTERNATIVES
7

Be creative and add any other fruits if you fancy (or have in the cupboard), but soft fruits are best to contrast with the meringue. If you add any ‘less sweet’ fruits such as melon or banana, then add a sweet sauce or a sprinkle of icing sugar. Or forget Eton school and add a dash of port, kirsch or Cointreau, when you fold everything together in step 5.

Eton mess