WORLD STRAWBERRY PICKING DAY: Eton mess

Eton mess Recipe

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

Ingredients:

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.