What’s this you ask? Well, this is a pile of absolute deliciousness, called Eton Mess! It’s a traditional English dessert which essentially is a pile of the most amazing whipped cream with homemade crushed meringue cookies and fresh berries! I first tried this Eton Mess recipe at The Soho House in West Hollywood and fell in love with the messy dessert! The presentation is unique and unlike any other dessert. It’s served in a giant pile on a platter for everyone to scoop from. It’s a fun, light dessert that fits perfectly for Halloween too!!
Homemade Meringue Cookies
- 6 egg whites
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Eton Mess Recipe
- 4 cups heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 12 crushed meringue cookies
- 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup for the sauce
- 1 cup blackberries, 1/2 cup for the sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a standalone mixer with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites on low until frothy. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat until they hold soft peaks. Add in the sugar and beat on high. Then add in the extracts. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form and does not feel gritty.
- Place spoonfuls of meringue on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 2 hours until crispy. Turn off the oven, crack the oven door and let them sit for hours or overnight.
- After the cookies have baked and are crunchy, crumble them up into large and small chunks.
- In a standalone mixer on high, beat the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Fold in the crushed meringue cookies. In a small pot, simmer 1 cup blueberries and blackberries with a little water and a tablespoon sugar until juicy. Let it cool. Pile the whipped cream onto a platter, add more chunks of meringue on top with the sauce and fresh blueberries and blackberries. ENJOY!