Yes Eton is an old school. It’s where our politicians and captains of industry originate. Kind of like they are conceived there. Maybe they hatch or something.
Anyway brilliant young minds need to be fed The Nectar of the Gods, but seeing how that stuff is always in short supply the school came up with Eton Mess; its simple, and delicious, unlike the England football team which, although simple, leaves an unpleasant aftertaste – an aftertaste of miserable failure:
To create this light and creamy treat you will need
- Double Cream (Heavy cream for those over the other side of the pond but why you’d want to remind yourselves what it’s doing to your waistline I’ve no idea)
- Meringue (you could make your own but i think ready made are nicer and just that bit easier – like puff pastry)
- A good dash of cherry liquer
- Raspberry Coulis to finish
Eton Mess comes in at No1 on the ‘things-you-can-make-after-spending-an-afternoon-drinking-wine-in-the-back-garden-tending-the-BBQ’.
First of all you pour a big glug of cherry brandy into a large bowl containing a big tub of double cream. Then you whisk until it starts to get stiff and peaky:
Now crush up the meringue in a bag – not too much you don’t want powdered meringue:
Now fold in the meringue bits:
Finally stir in the chopped fruit:
Spoon the mix into serving glasses and drizzle some coulis over the top. Serve immediately!
Preparation time 13 minutes – beat that!