Thursday, June 30, 2011

does what it says on the tin

Eton mess

Eton mess! Great for strawberry season. Very simple: strawberries and pieces of meringue, with whipped cream.

Meringues are easy enough if it isn't a humid day - 3 egg whites, 3/4 cup superfine sugar (blend regular sugar up in the Cuisinart for a bit), a little cream of tartar, whip until there are stiff peaks, dollop them onto parchment paper on a cookie sheet, bake for a couple hours at 200 degrees or so, turn the oven off, and leave them overnight. Or all day, if you started in the morning.

No need to sweeten the whipped cream, especially if you macerate the strawberries with a sprinkle of sugar for a couple hours.

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