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Eton Mess

The ultimate summer dessert, light, fresh and colourful!

Credited to: Coeliac UK


Difficulty: Pretty easy

Serves 4
15 mins prep
10 mins cooking time


  • 500g (18oz) strawberries
  • 2 tsp (10g) caster sugar
  • 2 tsp (10ml) lime juice
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 4 small meringue nests
  • 500ml (17fl oz) double cream
  • Handful of mint, chopped


  1. Hull and chop the strawberries and put into a saucepan, saving a handful. 
  2. On a low heat add the sugar, water and lime juice and leave to simmer while you whip the cream
  3. Whip the cream in a large bowl till thick but still soft 
  4. Roughly crumble the 4 meringue nests into the cream, you will need chunks for texture as well as a fine dust
  5. After 10 minutes of simmering, lightly mash the strawberries so the consistency is thick with some lumps, poor onto a plate to cool. 
  6. Once the strawberry coulis is cool, fold the meringues, cream, mint and colius saving some for garnish, together. Do not over mix. 
  7. Arrange in 4 ramikins or glasses and top each 1 with some of the remaining strawberries, coulis and mint.

Hints and tips:

Try different seasonal fruit including raspberries, blueberries or blackberries. 

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