31 May 2012

Best Of British: Eton Mess Recipe

It simply wouldn't be a British summer without an Eton Mess!

Today we thought we would share our favorite recipe for this simple and beautifully messy dessert as it is the perfect combination of strawberries, cream and meringue. Fantastic for a last minute parties and making with kids too; plus if you're feeling like a bake-a-thon you can even make your own meringue!  But for those who love a treat in a tick, here is the recipe without the hassle...

You will need:
a box of meringues 
a tub of fresh strawberries, hulled
a rounded tablespoon of icing sugar
a pint of double cream

To make:
Chop up all your strawberries into quarters. Pop half the strawberries into a blender with the icing sugar and whizz until you have a puree. Sieve to get the seeds out and set it asside.
Whip the double cream 'till it starts to go all floppy. Yum yum! 
Now you are ready to dish it up :D
Smash your meringues into around 1 inch pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl.
Add in your strawberries, then fold the cream in and around it all.
Add in a couple of spoonfuls of the puree and gently fold to give the mixture a marbled effect.
Spoon into a serving dish, or tea cups like we do, and pour more of the strawberry puree over the top...
Then enjoy!

It really is that simple, that carefree & messy and that tasty!
We hope you give it a try as it is seriously worth the (lack of) effort!
And if you're having an adult's party, you could even add a splash of Pimms to the puree. How very posh! Thank goodness Delia shared this recipe as we don't know where we'd be without it :)
What's your favorite summer dessert?
Is your mouth watering yet?



  1. That looks delicious! My favorite summer dessert is homemade popsicles :)

    Just posted about some recipe blogs over on our site too! http://nashpop.blogspot.com/2012/05/sara-summer-food-frenzy.html


    1. Thanks for commenting Sarah!
      Mmmmm! Popsicles! We could use some of those too :D

  2. Looks delicious. I've never heard of such a yummy dessert!

    1. Thanks Jess!
      Once you've made this mess you'll look back :D enjoy!