- June 2010
- Serves 4-6
- Hands-on time 30 min, oven time 4 hours, plus cooling and overnight drying
What is Eton Mess? Well, this crowdpleasing trio of strawberries, cream and meringue is said to have originated at Eton College in the late 19th century after a pavlova-style dessert was dropped (or, some say, an over-excited labrador knocked the pavlova over…).
But, Debbie Major says, whether it came about by mishap or design, its timeless appeal is certain.
- Gluten-free recipes
- 36.2g (22.3g saturated)
- 30.9g (30.7g sugars)
Use the egg yolks to make mayonnaise or stir in a pinch of sugar or salt,
put in a food bag, label and freeze for up to 3 months
Make the meringues at least the night before. Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 3 days. If your oven has a low setting, you can bake the meringues overnight at 60°C/50°C fan/gas ⅛ or as low as the oven will go.
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