We even had the elusive older brother back home for one day, and one day only. He's the first-born, so naturally mama wanted to go all out. Whatevs. #middlechildsyndrome
Maren's been a bit wary of some of our British delicacies and dishes - I'm determined to get her to try Marmite before she leaves! - but she absolutely loved Eton Mess. How could you not?
Yes, it was raining, and yes, we ate our BBQ sitting at the kitchen table, but I guess that gave Maren a more authentic taste of the British summer.
|What a feast|
There are various twists on Eton Mess, but we went for a pretty classic version using strawberries, meringues, double cream and some natural yoghurt as an attempt to make it a little healthier.
I know, Eton Mess barely needs a recipe, but I figured I'd share it with you just in case you're not sure how to make your own. After you've done it once, you'll wonder why you waited so long to make your own, and you'll definitely make it again!
This serves five people (but I could easily eat it all myself to be honest), and is a brill dinner party dessert as you can make it ahead, cover it in clingfilm and pop in the fridge until you're ready.
When we were little, having only ever heard our mum saying 'I've made Eton Mess for pudding' (and obviously we then squealed with excitement), Holly and I used to think it was called 'Eat and Mess'. To be honest, I think that's a rather good name too. You do eat it, and it is rather messy. Eton Schmeton. (Oh, that's the posh boy's school the pudding is named after, just in case you didn't know...)
300ml double cream
about 5 tbsp natural yoghurt
1.5lbs strawberries, chopped (AKA a lot!)
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Wow, that was easy. Does anyone have any Eton Mess variations? I'd love to hear them!