Eton mess


Eton mess
Behind this strange name there lurks a delicious traditional English dessert made of meringues, strawberries and cream.
134,1635/5 for 14 ratings
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Last modified on: July 25th 2010

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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.
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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,095 Kcal or 4,585 Kj11 gr151 gr60 gr
55 %4 %14 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
186 Kcal or 779 Kj2 gr26 gr10 gr
9 %1 %2 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
274 Kcal or 1,147 Kj3 gr38 gr15 gr
14 %1 %4 %2 %
% 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.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Framboisier, Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce , Stuffed pumpkin gratin, Fresh spinach with cream, Chestnut mousse in a whipper , ... All
StrawberriesStrawberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: You should not soak strawberries in water, Strawberry-mint sorbet, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Strawberry sorbet, Chouquettes, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, Apple Batter Puddings, Doughnuts, "BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits, Panettone, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Flambéd bananas , Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style, Chocolate rolls (petits pains), Cramique, Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake), ... All

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