Eton Mess

A favorite British dessert, named for the famous school, Eton.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Eton Mess

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    Ingredients

    12 oz (350 g) strawberries, hulled and sliced 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
    2 tbsp sugar 5 oz (130 g) store-bought meringue cookies
    2 tbsp orange juice or orange-flavored liqueur

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total:
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    • 1

      Combine the strawberries, sugar, and orange juice in a bowl, and crush them with a fork.

    • 2

      Whip the cream just until stiff peaks form. Coarsely crush the meringues into small bite size pieces—you should have about 2 cups crushed meringues.

    • 3

      Stir the crushed meringue into the whipped cream. Add the berries and their juices, and fold together. Spoon into dessert cups and serve immediately.

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