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Eton Mess

Categories: Entertaining, Kids' Favorites, Quick to fix, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

A favorite British dessert, named for the famous school, Eton

Prep Time: prep 10 mins

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 12oz ( 350g) strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice or orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 1 / 4 cups heavy cream
  • 5oz ( 130g) store-bought meringue cookies
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  1. Combine the strawberries, sugar, and orange juice in a bowl, and crush them with a fork.
  2. Whip the cream just until stiff peaks form. Coarsely crush the meringues into small bite size pieces-you should have about 2 cups crushed meringues.
  3. Stir the crushed meringue into the whipped cream. Add the berries and their juices, and fold together. Spoon into dessert cups and serve immediately.
  • prep 10 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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