When all else fails and you simply cannot get your head around making desserts, this is the one for you. If you can whip cream you can make this. For those of you that have tried the meringue roulade in the book you’ll have no problems with this one. In fact, you’ll be able to keep all the little broken up pieces of meringue and use the, in this. An English classic that traditionally is made with strawberries it was served at Eton College at the annual cricket game against the pupils of Harrow School.
Bananas were also used and in fact initially it was made without meringue but that came about around the 1970s.
As I often say, there are no rules in cooking. If you want to put your own little twist on things always feel free to do so. If you have any fruit left over or about to go fof simply pick up some cream, meringue nests and away you go. It can be strawberry Eton mess, banana Eton mess, blackberry Eton mess or simply ‘everything I found sweet in my fridge’ Eton mess.