Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Eton mess

This is one of the easiest desserts there is and it can look really impressive (if you don't use too much cream like I did). I regularly make Eton mess and I've found that Tesco finest meringue nests are really great as the texture is good and they are rather large. You could of course make the meringue nests yourself but that sound altogether too much like hard work.
  • 400g strawberries
  • 500mL cream (totally too much-a 284mL pot would be better)
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 4 meringue nests, crushed
Remove the stalks from the strawberries and cut into quarters. Whip the cream with the vanilla and sugar (adjust the amount of sugar you use according to how sweet the strawberries are). Now just mix everything together and you're done!

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