Now, although I have been making this dessert for the longest time, I was actually really surprised that a lot of people do not know the British dessert, Eton Mess! Being a staunch advocate for the easy-deliciousness of this recipe, I have decided to apply my writing skills to reveal one of desserts’ best-kept secrets: Eton Mess. Eton Mess gets its name from the pudding that is served at Eton College during its prizegiving on July the 4th every year.
In order to make the dessert, you will need the following:
1 ¾ cups strawberries
1 cup blueberries
3 egg whites
¼ cup powdered sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup whipped cream
3-4 tbsp powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 200F or alternatively 93C.
- Then start by beating the egg whites. Once the egg whites begin to froth, gradually add the granulated sugar while still beating the eggs stiff. Then add the powdered sugar afterward and fold it in. The whites should be stiff and make nice peaks.
- Then spread the meringue on a piece of baking paper and bake it in the preheated oven for an hour. Then put the oven off and let the baked meringue rest for 30 minutes.
- Whip the cream and powdered sugar together. The cream should make soft peaks.
- You can then break the meringue into pieces and then layer them in glasses: one layer meringue, one layer cream, one layer berries (you can cut the berries if you wish).
And Voila! Ladies and gentlemen- a dessert that will keep your guests coming back for more!