Apparently, 28 tonnes of strawberries are eaten every year during Wimbledon.
This classic Eton Mess is given a naughty twist with the addition of Pimms! As Eton Messes go, they are pretty quick to whip together but always a winner. Traditionalists may wish to use strawberries alone, but the colours and texture of a berry mixture also works.
- Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries (roughly a punnet of each)
- 8 meringue nests
- 280ml double cream
- Fresh mint leaves
- Pimms No. 1 (to taste)
- Stand mixer or hand whisk
Whisk up your double cream until thick, at which point start adding your Pimms to taste.
Add your berries (strawberries sliced), keeping a couple aside to decorate at the end. You can also add in a few roughly torn mint leaves at this stage.
Break up your meringue nests and, with a gentle hand, combine with the berry and cream mixture.
This is now ready to serve with a sprinkling of a bit more mint, if you wish, and a few berries presented on top. The meringue won’t wait around so this is one to dig into immediately.
This recipe serves six generous portions. Sharing is optional, of course…
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