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Thursday, 16 February 2012

miss b loves..........Eton Mess (with raspberries)


I had quite a lot of raspberries left over after making my Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail so I decided to make my very easy and quick version of Eton Mess. 

This is an English dessert usually consisting of strawberries, pieces of meringue and cream traditionally served at Eton College's annual cricket game against Winchester College. The dish was served in the 1930s in the school tuck shop and was originally made with strawberries or bananas and cream or ice-cream with meringue apparently being a later addition.


miss b's Eton Mess

Serves 4

4-6 meringue nests shop-bought or home-made
300ml pot of double cream
1 tbsp icing sugar (optional)
225g raspberries 

1. Whip 250ml cream lightly in a large bowl and stir in the icing sugar, if used.  
2.Roughly crush the meringues into the bowl and stir gently.
3.Halve the raspberries (reserving four for decoration). Add to the bowl and stir to combine.
4.Spoon into four glass dishes or large wine glasses, pour over the remaining cream and decorate with the reserved whole raspberries.





I'm not usually a fan of shop-bought meringues as they are often too powdery or brittle but I was very impressed with the texture and taste of the Sainsbury's Taste the Difference meringue nests which I used here.

Recipe based on this one at netmums 

miss b recommends these variations:
  • Adding a tablespoon of raspberry liqueur or kirsch to the halved raspberries before mixing with the cream and meringue
  • Using mixed berries, strawberries, bananas or any other soft fruit instead of raspberries.  
  • Replace the icing sugar with vanilla sugar
  • Replace half the double cream with crème fraiche or marscapone
  • Replace the cream with ice cream.

37 comments:

  1. You have a cute blog! We should follow each other :)
    xx

    www.bethegoodness.blogspot.com

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  2. Great recipe and great history to go with it! Thanks for posting this! I love your blog and I'm following on GFC. Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you'll decide to follow back!

    www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks so yummy! Might have to try it :)

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  4. Pia loves that as well, but she does nothing else in the kitchen, but eats and decorates...To cook/boil potatoes is enough diggicult for me!

    Have a nice weekend!
    -Pia-

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  5. Yum...sounds so incredibly delish right now!

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  6. Looks delicious! How can you go wrong with berries and cream?I need a light dessert idea for Saturday and this looks perfect. Thanks for sharing!

    leslie

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  7. Looks delicious, I must try this recipe!

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  8. I LOVE Eton Mess, my brother makes it, and it's soooo good...

    www.prettylittletitch.blogspot.com Hope you check it out :-)

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  9. Leslie, Michelle, Pia and Outside Looking in - Thank you all for following!

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  10. As you can probably imagine I'm a huuuuge fan of raspberries, this looks soooo good!!

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  11. Oooh this sounds absolutely delicious!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  12. wow!! that looks amazing and delicious!! ;)
    thanks also for your lovely comment in my blog and for your wishes!!
    http://citygirltoday.blogspot.com/

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  13. That looks absolutely delicious <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love this dessert its absolutely yummy xx
    Really love your blog xx Wanted to invite you to check out my beauty blog sale xx Lots of Essie, OPI, Leighton Denny, etc xx Hope to see you there xx Maybe we can follow each other xx

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  15. Thank you for visite my blog and the sweet words.

    Love from Holland
    Patricia

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  16. It's shameful how much fruit I end up throwing away...I buy a lot so the kids will eat it, but then some inevitable goes bad. It's good for me to find ideas like this to do before it goes bad!!
    Stacy

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  17. I absolutely love Eton Mess - everything about it! Perfect with your Prosecco cockatil too!

    The doll on fashion

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  18. Love it <3!!! Great blog, very cute!! Visit my blog and if you like it to follow me on google friends and I will be happy to follow you back <3
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  19. I'm not usually a dessert person but when I have one, it's usually always something creamy like this rather than chocolate. And since I love raspberries too, I'm pinning this recipe, it looks too good! :)

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  20. Yummy, I love Eton Mess!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com

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  21. miss b,
    hi, i've found you listed with me on veronique's french girl in seattle blog. and i love raspberries too! who doesn't? i've got to try your eton mess and the bubbly too.
    happy blogging.
    bisous,
    aidan

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  22. Oh no.. Your blog makes me feel even more hungry :)

    VIEW FROM HEELS

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  23. That's really cool to know the history! I liked that you included that. LOOKS yummy! Thanks for the recipe and thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes. ((HUG))
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  24. I have never eaten an Eton - sorry, I couldn't resist - maybe i need to try out this recipe. Thanks for your super sweet comment last week - it was much appreciated.

    Hugs and a happy new week to you, Stephie x

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  25. Congratulations to you as well! I'm starting to explore the other blogs Veronique nominated and they are all fabulous! I'm following you too now; can't wait to explore your blog more! xx Katelyn

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  26. It seems so yummy! You make me feel hungry now :)

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  27. Oh goodness that sounds amazing...anything with cream and raspberries sound delish.

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  28. So delicious! I love the unfussiness of an Eton Mess!
    Ps. I writing down the recipe for the prosecco cocktail. J'adore prosecco!!

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  29. So many people scoff at Eton Mess but it is my idea of dessert heaven: strawberries, crunchy meringue and delicious cream. Yes, please!

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