Eton mess recipe

Eton mess

  • serves 6
  • Easy

A classic English summer dessert that combines seasonal strawberries with meringues and whipped cream. Use ready-made meringues to make this simple Eton mess.


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  • strawberries 350g, hulled and quartered
  • meringue nests 4, broken into pieces
  • double cream 284ml pot, lightly whipped


  • Step 1

    Crush half of the strawberries to a rough pulp with the back of a fork or in a food processor. Tip the meringue into a large bowl and stir in the cream.

  • Step 2

    Add the strawberry pulp and strawberry quarters and gently fold everything together so you have ripples of pink through the white.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 430
  • Fat 38.2g
  • Saturates 21.4g
  • Carbs 20.4g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 2.4g
  • Salt 0.09g