Eton Mess

This British dessert is traditionally served at Eton College's annual July 4 prize-giving celebration.

  • Servings: 6
Eton Mess

Photography: GENTL & HYERS

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2005


  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups coarsely crumbled pink or white meringue cookies (about 4 ounces)


  1. Gently stir together strawberries and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Cover, and let stand at room temperature until juices are released, at least 30 minutes (or refrigerate overnight).

  2. Coarsely crush berries using a potato masher. Whisk together cream and confectioners' sugar in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Gently fold in cookies and berries (with juices) until almost combined but ribbons of juice remain. Serve immediately.


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