Eton Mess

Total Time
2 hrs
0 mins

The annual prize-giving at Eton College - one of the England's foremost private schools - is held on June 4th. On that day, parents and pupils picnic on the famous playing fields with this luscious dish as part of their meal.

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  1. Reserve a few small strawberries, chop the remainder and place in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the kirsch over the berries, cover and chill for 2-3 hours.
  3. Whip the cream until it stands in soft peaks.
  4. Gently fold in the strawberries and their juices and the meringues.
  5. Spoon into a glass serving dish and decorate with the reserved strawberries just before serving.
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5 5

How could anything with this list of ingredients be anything other than scrumptious? Once a year is probably about as often as the poor old diet will take of this, but mark it on your calendar and have something to look forward to.

4 5

Looked up this recipe after having it at a friend's house during strawberry season. It's divine -- fresh and light and hard to stop eating. But, being American, can't resist adding a bit of sugar to the cream as it whips.