WORLD STRAWBERRY PICKING DAY: Eton mess
It’s World Strawberry Picking Day. And given that we’re not too far from Summer, here’s a recipe by telegraph.co.uk for Strawberry Eton mess - a light and fluffy Summer dessert, ideal for a garden party or maybe to finish off your lunch if you’re attending Ascot!
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Serves: 4, very easy
450g of strawberries, quartered
1 tbsp of caster sugar
4 ready-made meringue nests, broken up
400ml of double cream, softly whipped
Equipment Needed: Whisk, 2 x medium bowls, wooden spoon, spoon, four glasses (or trifle bowl)
Whip the double cream with the sugar until it is soft and thick - do not whip it too long, as you don't want stiff peaks.
Break the meringue into chunks and stir into the cream.
Put half the strawberries into a bowl and crush gently with a spoon or fork so some of their juices are released. Mix into the cream and meringue mixture.
Divide the mixture into four glasses, or a large trifle bowl if you prefer.
Put the remaining strawberries on top as a garnish.