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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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
4 hours 55 min.4 hours 55 min.
Keeping: 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.
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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.
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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)
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Alsatian apple tart, Spring veal sauté , Moist chocolate cake, Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks, Spinach and ricotta ravioli, ... All
StrawberriesStrawberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Strawberry tart, Strawberry feuilleté, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction, Strawberry and rhubarb crumble, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake), Rum babas, Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , Agen prune cake, Baked Alaska, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Moist chocolate cake, Cherry clafoutis, Prune Far, Cramique, Apricot fool, ... All

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