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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:

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Fulfillment
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

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home-made.

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StrawberriesStrawberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Chouquettes, Strawberry feuilleté, Strawberry and rhubarb crumble, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts, Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup, Apple and almond gratin, Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or, Late Winter Soup with Fresh Spinach, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Oaty walnut cake , Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, Vanilla ice cream, Prune Far, Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Gâteau Basque , Pain perdu, Toasted almond cake, ... All

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