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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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PreparationStart to finish
4 hours 55 min.4 hours 55 min.
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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.
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Mix gently.

Stage 5
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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 or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home-made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
StrawberriesStrawberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Strawberries with mint and cream, Chouquettes, Strawberry feuilleté, Strawberry-mint sorbet, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Filo leeks and cheese tart, Frozen Nougat, Quiche Bretonne, Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach, Moist chocolate cake, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond mug cake for Mary, Gâteau Nantais, Chocolate mug cake, Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , Little caramelized peach tarts, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Arizona cupcakes, Moist chocolate cake, Cherry clafoutis, Santiago Cake, Génoise (Genoa sponge), ... All

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