Eton Mess

17 June 2013

Barbecue season is officially upon us. Yay! In typical fashion, we had glorious weather last weekend, then my dad suggested having a barbecue for Fathers Day and look what happened. It's been pouring down all weekend. Boo!

I think one of the big mysteries in life is why men always want to be in charge of the barbecue {even the ones who never ever set foot in the kitchen} But why not?! I say leave 'em to it while you prepare a delicious, crowd-pleasing dessert.

This Eton Mess is a true British classic that's the perfect pudding for post-bbq consumption. As you know I'm all about the quick easy desserts and with just three ingredients this doesn't get much quicker or easier. 

Eton Mess
Serves 4
Preparation time 15 minutes

8 meringue nests
300ml double cream
400g strawberries

Put 4 strawberries to one side to save for the garnish. Take 100g of the strawberries and whizz in a blender to make a smooth purée. Hull the remaining strawberries and cut into quarters.

In a large bowl whip the cream with a hand held electric mixer until it forms soft peaks. Break the meringue nests into chunks straight into the whipped cream and gently fold together.

Add the strawberries and fold in gently again then swirl in the strawberry purée.

Spoon into four serving glasses, slice the strawberries you reserved and pop them on top. Serve immediately.

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