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Easy Eton Mess Recipe


30 mins


2.5 hrs






A beautiful accident that resulted in a delicious creation, Eton mess is a classic British Summertime dessert that is incredibly easy to make, and even easier to enjoy! Try your hand at our easy Eton mess recipe and get ready to experience the delicious combination of crunchy meringue, succulent strawberries, and luscious whipped cream!

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Pure Cane Caster Sugar

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Eton Mess Recipe


Said to have been created at Eton College back in the 1920s, the origin story of Eton mess is nothing short of humorous. As the story goes, a strawberry pavlova intended as an after-match treat following a game of cricket was dropped, thus creating a literal mess at Eton! Although the validity of this story is questioned by many, it’s a whimsical and amusing story nevertheless!

Follow this 6-step easy Eton mess recipe and experience the most delicious culinary accident to have ever occurred!

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°Fan/Gas 7.

Step 2

In a large bowl whisk the egg whites using an electric hand whisk until they are stiff. Gradually add the sugar, little at a time making sure to keep the mixture firm.

Step 3

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and using a large tablespoon, spoon dollops of the mixture onto the lined tray, leaving a little bit of space in between.

Step 4

Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes until the meringues are hard. Leave to cool in the oven.

Step 5

In the meantime, wash and hull your strawberries, and chop them roughly. Lightly crush one third of the strawberries into a compote.


Be sure to totally nail your whipped cream by putting your bowl and whisk attachments into the freezer before mixing.

Step 6

To prepare the whipped cream, whisk together the cold cream and vanilla extract with the icing sugar until it starts to form soft peaks.


When making your meringues, be sure that the bowl you use is completely clean. This is because any leftover grease in your bowl could prevent the egg whites from properly forming the necessary stiff peaks.

Step 7

Squash six of the meringues, and tip them in the whipped cream along with the chopped strawberries. Stir, and then add the strawberry compote, trying not to over-mix at this stage.


Your Eton mess is best served immediately while the meringue is still crispy. The longer you leave it before eating, the softer and chewier the meringue will become.

Step 8

Dollop into bowls, crushing the rest of the meringue on top and decorating with the remaining strawberries. Serve immediately.


If you liked making this easy Eton mess recipe and enjoyed the outcome even more, be sure to pass it along to your friends and family!

Ingredients – 3 items



For the meringue

Fairtrade Golden Caster

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar

175 g

Egg whites


Pinch of salt


To finish



Leaving a few on the side for decorating

500 g

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Double cream

450 ml
Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar

1 tbsp

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