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Eton mess dessert with orange, whipping cream and meringue cookies.
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Eton Mess

Eton mess recipe with crunchy meringue cookies, whipped cream and strawberry sauce topped with orange zest.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: United Kingdom
Keyword: eton mess,, strawberry
Servings: 5
Calories: 511kcal
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

Meringue Cookies

  • 4 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice freshly squeezed

Whipped Cream

  • 25 strawberries
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp. powdered sugar

Instructions

Meringue Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 225 F. Prepare large baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Beat egg whites in a large glass bowl with electric mixer on low speed until soft peak. Add sugar gradually. Mix until soft pick. Mix in freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Use large spoon to form about 12 cookies and place on a tray. Just simply put a dollop of prepared egg whites. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. After that time turn off the oven and leave meringues inside. Usually for at least 3 hours. The best is to leave it overnight in the turned off oven. Prepare eton mess the next day.

Whipped Cream

  • Remove the stems from the strawberries and place them in a large bowl. Mash with potato masher or fork. Leave some larger pieces and mash some. You don't have to mash strawberries completely.
  • Scrape the orange zest from 1/2 of the orange. Set aside. Squeeze the juice from orange. Add to strawberries. Add sugar to strawberries, mix with a spoon. Set aside.
  • Pour whipped cream, powdered sugar and orange zest into the large bowl. Beat the whipped cream until soft peak. Do not over beat.
  • Crush about 7 meringues into small pieces. Fold into the whipped cream. Leave the rest meringue for decoration.

Eton Mess

  • Prepare about 5-6 glasses. Pour about 2 Tbsp. of the whipped on the bottom of the glass. Add about 2 Tbsp. of strawberry sauce on top. Again some (about 1-2 Tbsp.) whipped cream, strawberries on top. Decorate with the rest of meringue cookies.

Notes

  • What to do with egg yolks? You can make my delicious Key Lime Pie.
  • If you don’t want to bake meringue cookies you can certainly buy them at the store.
  • How to assembly the trifle? Mix whipped cream with crushed meringue, put few spoons on the bottom of the glass. Add strawberry sauce, again whipped cream and berry sauce. Decorate with leftover cookies and orange zest.
  • Make strawberry eton mess trifle just before eating, meringue cookies will be crunchy.
  • Buy few small meringue cookies for decoration (optional)

Nutrition

Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 1429IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg