Thursday, 28 January 2010

Eton Mess

Now, I haven't made this up, this is a real dish! It is traditionally eaten at Eton college's annual cricket game against the students of Winchester college. It is super easy and perfect for your budding chef.
What you need:
  • strawberries (or you can use bananas)
  • whipping cream (or a cream substitute)
  • meringue
First, wash and chop your strawberries, they don't have to be cut perfectly, in facts toddler hacking of strawberries are perfect! Put a few pieces to one side.
Then whip your cream until it thickens up a bit, makes soft peaks. Add your cream to your strawberries.
Then break up pieces of meringue and add them to the strawberry cream mix, so if you have had a meringue disaster, this is the perfect recipe for recovery!
Mix it all together and spoon into serving bowls, add a strawberry or two for decoration. Eat.

You could use broken meringue nests for this or the easy meringue recipe I used here (bottom of the post). If you want to make it a bit more flash add some strawberry syrup to the mix.
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