Fresh Berry and Kiwi Eton Mess Recipe

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This is a glorious adaptation of a traditional old English dessert ‘Eton Mess’ originally made simply with strawberries, crushed meringues and cream. History says that this dessert was created for the annual sporting competition between two top private schools in the UK, and nicknamed ‘mess’ due to its appearance. It now appears on dessert menus in high quality restaurants throughout the world, with variations on the original theme.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: No Cook



10 small meringues or 1 medium sized meringue, broken into pieces
8 oz mixed fruit (you can choose your own) such as kiwis, berries
8 oz heavy cream, whipped or whipping cream
Optional – sliced almonds, strawberry sauce, grated chocolate!



Hull and slice strawberries if using, peel and cut kiwis into chunks, add other berries whole. (Passionfruit is another lovely addition to cut through the sweetness)

Whip the cream until slightly stiff and forming peaks.  Fold the fruit and crushed meringues through very gently to avoid breaking them up too much.

Add strawberry sauce, grated chocolate or almonds to the top. Serve.