Eton Mess Recipe
Strawberries are synonymous with the Wimbledon tennis tournament and are one of the many joys of summer! At Wimbledon you can expect your strawberries to be served with fresh cream, but if you are enjoying watching the tennis from home this year, you might like to throw together something a little different.
Here’s our Wimbledon inspired Eton Mess recipe for you to try and don’t worry, meringue is so much easier to make than you might think!
3 large egg whites
175g Caster Sugar
450g strawberries, chopped
1 tablespoon of icing cream
1 pint of double cream
Preheat your oven to gas mark 2, 300F
Before you begin, make sure the mixing bowl you will be using has been carefully cleaned to remove any traces of grease. Then, beat your egg whites into soft peaks (the point at which the peaks are just starting to hold), before slowly adding the caster sugar, a tablespoon at a time.
Once all the sugar has been added, transfer the mixture onto a lined baking tray in desert spoon sized rounds. Place the meringues in the centre of your preheated oven and reduce the temperature to gas mark 1, 275 F for one hour.
Once cooked, turn the oven off and leave the meringues in the oven until the completely cool, preferably overnight.
To make the strawberry sauce take half the strawberries and mix in a blender with the icing sugar, before passing through a sieve to remove any lumps or seeds. Now whip your cream until its floppy, but thickened.
When you are ready to serve the desert, break the meringue into pieces in a bowl, add half the chopped strawberries and then fold in the cream.
Finish by folding through the strawberry sauce, leaving a little to drizzle over the top.
Now sit back and enjoy the tennis with this classic British summer desert!