Recipe Revival: Eton Mess

Are you looking for a traditional English dessert that is relatively easy to make and you don't have to spend all day preparing? We have been searching for just the thing and couldn't believe we didn't think of it sooner! Eton Mess was traditionally served at Eton College's annual cricket match against the pupils of Harrow school in the 1930s! See our recipe revival below:


1930s garden party



500g/1lb 2oz strawberries, hulls removed

400ml/14fl oz double cream

3 x 7.5cm/3in ready-made meringue nests, crushed

1 tbsp ginger cordial

sprigs of fresh mint, to garnish

Preparation Method


  1. Purée half the strawberries in a blender. Chop the remaining strawberries, reserving four for decoration.
  2. Whip the double cream until stiff peaks form, then fold in the strawberry purée and crushed meringue. Fold in the chopped strawberries and ginger cordial.
  3. Spoon equal amounts of the mixture into four cold wine glasses. Serve garnished with the remaining strawberries and a sprig of mint.

We couldn't believe it was that simple either, but it is!



Eton Mess 2


Serving Suggestion - Wear with the Scarborough Sporty Dress for a 1930's Sports luxe look!




1 Response to Recipe Revival: Eton Mess

  • Velma
    Velma on July 5, 2014 at 6:09 am said:

    This sounds like a delicious recipe. I think I will make it this week end. The dress is similar to one I already have.

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