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Eton mess

Eton mess

Behind this strange name there lurks a delicious traditional English dessert made of meringues, strawberries and cream.

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Last modified on: July 25th 2010

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
4 hours 55 min.4 hours 55 min.
Preservation: To eat right now.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
4 hours 17 min.
Eton mess : Photo of step #1 Prepare meringues with 2 egg whites and 100 g caster sugar. Shape them by piping with a forcing bag if possible, to make little meringues about the size of a strawberry.
Stage 2
15 min.
Eton mess : Photo of step #2 Prepare 200 g strawberries and cut into 2 or 4 according to their size. Ideally the pieces should be about the same size as the meringues.
Stage 3
20 min.
Eton mess : Photo of step #3 Prepare the chantilly (whipped cream) with 200 ml liquid cream and 30 g Vanilla sugar.

Tip the strawberries, cream and meringues into a bowl,.
Stage 4
3 min.
Eton mess : Photo of step #4 Mix gently.
Stage 5
Eton mess : Photo of step #5 And serve immediately.

Remarks

This dessert cannot be kept waiting otherwise the meringues go soft and it deteriorates into a "mess" worthy of the name!

The word "mess", used humorously here, originally came from the French word "mets" (dish).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
118811 gr151 gr60 gr
59 %4 %14 %9 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2012 gr26 gr10 gr
10 %1 %2 %2 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2972 gr37 gr15 gr
15 %1 %4 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 2.84 €
Per person : 0.71 €

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Source: Home-made.
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StrawberriesStrawberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: You should not soak strawberries in water, Strawberry tart, Strawberry-mint sorbet, Strawberries with mint and cream, Strawberry sorbet, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tatin apples with mascarpone cream, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, Eggs en Cocotte à la Française, Mushrooms on toast, French style, Pain perdu, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumble, Chocolate rolls (petits pains), Santiago Cake, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Crème caramel, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Prune Far, Apricot fool, Plain cake, Rice pudding (riz au lait), Toasted almond cake, ... All

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