8 April 2011

Eton Mess (a very british dessert)






Eton Mess is a delicious combination of fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and meringue cookies. Its name "Eton Mess" pays tribute not only to the place where it was invented, Eton College , but also to the fact that the cream, strawberries and broken meringue cookies are all just mixed together in one big bowl that looks, like a bit of a mess.




This is a very simple dessert that needs to be assembled just before serving so the pieces of meringue stay nice and crisp.starters, the meringue cookies can be store bought or if you prefer making your own, as I do, than they can be made several days beforehand.

Special dessert for the people are in Spring in the North hemisphere!

I adapted this recipe from a recipe of Jennifer Paterson, a british chef.






Eton  College


Ingredients (6 servings)

500 grs. strawberries (fresh or freeze)
1/2 cup of sugar
2 teaspoon of kirsh or cherry brandy
1 large meringue or 300 grs. little meringues
2 cups of whipped cream

Method

In a bowl place the strawberries (you can use raspberries too) with the kirsh and powder with the sugar.Set aside in fridge about 2 hours.

Cut into the meringue in pieces and gently add to the mix of strawberries, add whipped cream and mix gently.



Leave in the refrigerator for a while before serving.
Garnish with mint leaves and some berries .

Im sending this to  Lisa's blog ans Sweet Saturdays









EN ESPAÑOL

ETON MESS (un postre muy británico)


















Eton College




Este delicioso postre inglés fue inventado en la Universidad de Eton, en Inglaterra, por eso su nombre.

La traducción sería un "postre desordenado" porque se toman los ingredientes y se mezclan.
Es un postre de frutillas o fresas mezclado con crema batida y merengues en trozos, simple y delicioso.

Este postre está adaptado de una receta de Jennifer Paterson una chef británica.

Se puede hacer con frutillas frescas o congeladas.



ETON MESS

Ingredientes (6 porciones)

500 grs. de frutillas (frescas o congeladas)
1/2 taza de azúcar
2 cucharaditas de Kirsh o brandy de guindas
1 disco grande de merengues o
300grs. de merengues  pequeños.
2 tazas de crema batida

1. En un bol mezclar las frutillas y espolvorear con el azúcar, agregar el kirsh y dejar reposar por unas 2 horas.

2.Partir en trozos el merengue o los merengues.

3.Agregar suavemente los merengues a la mezcla de frutillas.

4.Incorporar la crema batida y mezclar suavemente.

Dejar en el refrigerador hasta el momento de servir.



55 comments:

  1. Your Eton Mess looks so yummy! I love Eton Mess and I have done it before with Mango and it was delicious.

    Maria
    x

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  2. golosissimo! baci e buon we

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  3. Gloria...your post made me laugh today.
    Your dessert would be perfectly paired to the last minute shoving of the clothes in the closet as visitors arrive. Did I mention how thay sometimes invite themselves over at the last minute ;o)

    Thanks Gloria for this moment.

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  4. Justamente ayer vi a Jamie Oliver preparando este postre en su programa Oliver Twist.

    Es una delicia!!! excelente post
    saludos,

    Vicky

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  5. Hay que probarlo! Se ve delicioso!

    Besos
    Charo

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  6. No lo conocia y se ve muy rico.
    besos

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  7. No lo conocía, pero se ve estupendo.

    Saludos

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  8. Gloria me encanta este postre, está rico y es muy sencillo. Feliz fin de semana.

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  9. what a lovely dessert..I'm drooling over these pics !my daughter will absolutely love it !I'll surely giv it a try sometimes for her !

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  10. It looks ever so yummy to me!!!!

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  11. Gloria un postre delicioso...la combinación perfecta... esas cosas rápidas de preparar pero únicas.
    Besos

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  12. María, thanks so much,glad to see you, gloria

    Grazie Puffin, have a nice weekend, gloria

    Thanks Claudia Im glad you really enjoy! huggs, gloria

    Gracias Vicky, me encanta James Oliver, gloria

    Gracias Charo, cariños, gloria

    Gracias Manjar Malva, es muy bueno, gloria

    Gracias José Manuel, que tengas buen fin de semana, gloria

    Gracias Odile fácil y rico que mejor? besos,gloria

    Thanks so much Only fish recipes, gloria

    Thanks Kris, have a nice weekend, gloria

    Gracias Annie, así es rápido y delicioso, que estés bien, gloria

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  13. I have heard of this Gloria but have never tried it so far!

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  14. The preparation seems fairly easy and it looks delicious, Gloria! If I can find ready made meringues in town, this is one dessert I love to prepare. ;) xx

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  15. It may be simple but is delightful as well :)

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  16. This Eton Mess looks absolutely delicious! I have wanted to make this for a long time. Thanks for inspiring me and giving me the recipe!

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  17. un dessert très british mais surtout bien gourmand
    bonne journée

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  18. Que rico, creo que lo hago, me encanta todo lo que lleva.
    Un beso amiga.

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  19. We love the Eton Mess here Gloria. It's so tasty and so simple to make and ooooooh so delicious too!! Yours looks fabulous!! Love you loads my dear friend!! xxoo

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  20. We love Eton Mess! I like to make it with rhubarb! This looks wonderful, Gloria.

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  21. This dessert may be a mess, but it is one DELICIOUS mess!

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  22. Thanks Vall is really delicious! gloria

    Thanks so much Corine is yummy! gloria

    Yes lie you say simple and delightful! gloria

    Thanks Brittany, everybody loves it here! gloria

    Merci beaucoup mon amie, xx gloria

    Gracias Kako, es super rico, besos amiga, gloria

    Je,je My dear Marie is really a delicious mess didn't?? love you dear, horpe you are really well , huggs gloria

    I think with rhubarb would be gabolus Barbara, love this colour! gloria

    Thanks Joanne really is a delicious mess! gloria

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  23. It looks and sounds fantastic. Easy also and a must try! I've never heard of it so thanks for a new treat!

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  24. Querida Gloria: ¡que postre más rico y delicioso! te lo copio.

    Me hiciste recordar mis primeras clases de cocina con una señora muy "British" ella, que siempre nos rezongaba por que hacíamos "such a mess in the kitchen".

    Besitos

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  25. Que rico Gloria!!, lo prepararé cuando nos visite mi cuñado (inglés) le traerá recuerdos ja ja!. Besos

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  26. Gloria, this is perfect! I love messy desserts, and the flavors work perfect here!

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  27. i love strawberries and cream! The messier the better!

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  28. Tiene que ser un postre muy rico por la combinación de sabores
    besos que disfrutes de un hermoso domingo

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  29. Thanks so much Pam, is really easy and nice! gloria

    Gracias Pamela, es fácil y rico, un buen invento, is a mess pero delicioso, besos gloria

    Rosana, le encnatará, los ingleses adoran este postre, besos, gloria

    Thanks Lyndsey, is really delicious, gloria


    Christine, I love strawberries too, take care, gloria

    Gracias Angélica, que tengas un buen domingo, aquí llovió un poco anoche, quizas por fin llegue el otoño, gloria

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  30. Me han gustado los cambios que les has hecho al blog, se ve muy bonito con estos colores.
    El postre me fascina, merengue crema y frutillas, la combinacion perfecta e ideal cuando ocurren desastres con los discos de la torta

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  31. This is a perfect dish, light and sweet. Love the photos.

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  32. Eton Mess is one of my all time favourites and yours sounds delicious. Roll on the British strawberry season - only another two months to go :)

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  33. I love eton mess and yours looks lovely. You are so right to say that it has to be assembled just before serving - the crispness of the meringue is key to its loveliness!

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  34. This sounds like one delicious mess...:D)!!

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  35. Eton Mess is very British indeed. One of my favourite desserts. Yours looks delicious. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.
    Enjoy your Sunday! Michael

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  36. A mess, but a fine mess indeed! You can never go wrong with strawberries and whipped cream. It's a dream come true in a bowl for me. =)

    Thank you, Gracias for my blogiversary wish. You're so kind to me and I'm truly grateful. <3

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  37. Aplausos, clap, clap... me encnató: simple, rápido y delcioso. Te pasaste!

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  38. Gracias Pilar Ya sabes como es empezé a probar lo que había y me fui quedando con lo que ves, me encnata el cambio de letras,lo bueno de esto es que tienes que romper el merengue, besos, gloria

    Thanks Comfy cooks, welcome, gloria

    Merci Clochette, maybe you can find strawberries soon, here we have in Spring (September), xx gloria

    Thanks Cake Crusader,yes you have to eat right now! je, gloria

    Thanks Cooking gallery, gloria

    Thanks Michael I love your food, gloria

    Thanks ree Im happy you are Ok, take care.You know dear Ree, I enjoy your blog and recipes, and your talks! huggs gloria

    Gracias Anabella, es que esto es super rápido y simple sólo hay que combinar los ingredientes, tú sabes hay deliciosos mess!! gracias por venir! un abrazo, gloria

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  39. hey gloria, that's a lovely and delicious mess...


    BTW, I don't know why you are having trouble in accessing my site..

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  40. Fabulous. My nephew would absolutely love to eat something with the word mess in the title. Plus, he is a strawberry fiend.

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  41. ¡Que rico! Aprovechando los útlimos fin de semanas de calorcito con un postre tan rico y fresco.

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  42. Gloria....al fin llego a verte!!....te qedo hermoso el blog....y el postre?.....una delicia....he probado algo parecido y me encanto!!.....me tentaste de nuevo!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

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  43. Love the drawings and the picture of eton college, neat. This is a terrific dessert for sure.

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  44. i think this sloppy, sweet dessert is one of the best i've ever had, and i love that it has a history! great work, gloria!

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  45. oooohhh, this looks wonderful Gloria. Who can resist cream and meringue?

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  46. dear Gloria,
    thank you so very much for all your sweet comments. I read them over and over. They bring me joy here in the hospital. Thank you. Hugs, Lura

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  47. Thanks peachskins, the last time I dont have porblem, huggs gloria

    Magdalena, gracias por venir, te visité me ha gustdao tu blog, un abrazo, gloria

    Gracias Marcela que bueno que volviste, gracias por venir, gloria

    Thanks fivestars, xgloria

    Thanks Grace I love too, gloria

    Thanks Angie, gloria

    Thanks Dukie, gloria

    Thanks Cakelaw, gloria

    Thanks for stopping by Lura, dear when we love some person, when we are friends, when we love each other is natural Im worry about you sll the time. Send you huggs and kisses and hope you feel, better, gloria

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  48. That has got to be the prettiest and neatest Eton mess I have ever seen!!

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  49. Oh This looks smooth and a true comfort food; I am sure we would love this messy plate.
    Rita

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  50. Well, this is a new one to me and I LOVE it!!! I'm with ducky, the messier the better.

    Thanks for sharing, Gloria...

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  51. I love Eton mess, and make it with raspberries and sometimes with cooked rhubarb too. I want a bowl of this right now!

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  52. That looks wonderfully creamy and delish. Thanks for linking this up.

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  53. It may be called a mess, but it sounds and looks absolutely delicious. :-)

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