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Strawberry Mess (also known as Eton Mess) is made with freshly-made meringue cookies, fresh whipped cream and sweetened strawberries.On the off chance that you haven't knew about this treat or tasted it, let me simply disclose to you that it is unadulterated yumminess in a dish. In evident English style, the fixings are basic however the taste is definitely not. It is essentially meringue treats (natively constructed or locally acquired), new whipped cream, and strawberries all consolidated together, henceforth the name "wreck." This pastry is totally ideal for this season when strawberries are becoming game.



01 Step

Meringue Cookies: Preheat oven to 200 degrees F and place the rack in the center of your oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

02 Step

In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium speed until foamy.

03 Step

Add the cream of tartar and continue to beat the whites until they hold soft peaks.

04 Step

Add the sugar, a little at a time, and continue to beat until the meringue holds very stiff peaks.

05 Step

Beat in the vanilla extract. (Note: The meringue is done when it holds stiff peaks and when you rub a little between your thumb and index finger it doesn't feel gritty.

06 Step

If it feels gritty, the sugar has not fully dissolved so keep beating until it feels smooth between your fingers.

07 Step

Before placing the cookies on the cookie sheet, place a little of the meringue on the underside of each corner of the parchment paper. This will prevent the paper from sliding.

08 Step

Then, using two spoons or a cookie scoop, place 12 equal sized mounds of meringue onto the prepared baking sheet.

09 Step

Bake the meringues for approximately 1 ½ to 1 ¾ hours, rotating the baking sheet from front to back (about halfway through) to ensure even baking.

10 Step

The meringues are done when they are pale in color and fairly crisp.

11 Step

Turn off the oven, open the door a crack, and leave the meringues in the oven to finish cooling.

12 Step

Makes about (12) 2-½ inch meringues

13 Step

Whipped Cream: In a large mixing bowl place the whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar and stir to combine.

14 Step

Cover and chill the bowl and wire whisk in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. When chilled, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.

15 Step

Strawberries: Place about one third of the strawberries in your food processor and process until just pureed. Or you can just mash them with a potato masher or fork.

16 Step

Cut the rest of the strawberries into bite size pieces and place in a small bowl, along with the pureed strawberries.

17 Step

Sprinkle the granulated white sugar over the strawberries and stir to combine

18 Step

To assemble: Break five to six meringue cookies (use more or less if you like) into bite size pieces. Then fold the strawberries and meringue cookies into the whipped cream.

19 Step

Serve immediately


Meringue cookies are super easy to make but many grocery stores now carry them already premade. You can sometimes find them in the bakery section of your store. A note about superfine sugar: If you don't have superfine sugar simply take granulated white sugar and process it for about 30 seconds in a food processor

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