Eton Mess

Eton Mess is combination of fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and meringue cookies. This is a simple dessert which needs only assembling 3 ingredients made in advance.  The cream can be whipped and stored to be used when serving. Meringues can be store bought or made at home. Eton Mess Meringue is a fascinating airy, sugar bite I have admired growing up. It was a secret how they filled air and crunch into that little baked delights. When I heard about Pavlova, the Australian cake made with meringue, I wanted to experiment making that instead of tiny meringues. I consulted different recipes to make it. I finally ended up on a recipe by a Food Network cook. I followed it to the word. I whipped the egg whites and caster sugar to the right consistency and piped it to make big nests and set it in the oven to bake. I whisked 4 egg whites and made 5 meringue nests. Soon I found out it was not going in the right direction when it started to bake. The sad story begins now. The meringue nest started to brown after 20 minutes. I had set it to 300° F for 35 minutes as mentioned. The sides were baked but the center was still soft. Realizing the heat was on the higher side, I lowered it to 170° F and baked for another 30 minutes until all the moisture evaporated and crisped up. meringue nestsIt finally dried up and baked and cracked. But I was not happy with the colour and the shape, so decided not to post it and ate them until we had a sugar high. Then my daughter suggested that we should try Eton Mess. Eton Mess I had lot of raspberries so I made a compote with it and assembled this cheery dessert.


  • 2 Meringue nests
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup raspberries
  1. Simmer raspberries and 2 tbsp sugar in a heavy bottom pan until it thickens. Set it aside to cool. (This can be made and stored.)
  2. Whip cream adding 3 tbsp caster sugar until stiff peaks form and store it in the refrigerator.
  3. Make meringue ahead or get them a bakery.
  4. Break meringue into smaller pieces.
  5. Drop some broken pieces of meringue in a cold glass cup, top with raspberry compote and top with whipped cream.
  6. Repeat another layer of meringue, compote and cream.
  7. Serve it immediately in 2 dessert cups.

Raspberry Eton Mess This is a cool dessert with the crunch of meringue. It is a dessert lovers dream in a cup! Eton mess is less work for the hostess but is sure to be a conversation piece at the next party.

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33 Responses to Eton Mess

  1. tummyguide96 says:

    Wow this looks really good! Looks very elegant, I’ll definitely be trying this out for Mother’s Day!

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  2. Lili says:

    Yum! I love Eaton Mess … must make some with strawberries too now! Thanks for sharing Sridevi! 🙂

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  3. Lili says:

    Oh,, and I’ve never made pavlova (just meringue nests) … but I’ve been wanting to try it too for a while. I read somewhere that it’s a bit tricky.

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  4. coconutcraze says:

    It is somewhat difficult as I experienced while making this. I have learned a few tricks now and will definitely try again! It should be baked at low temperature for a long time until it becomes hard like concrete but hollow!


  5. Jhuls says:

    I get very scared when I read ‘meringues’ – that is because I tried making them thrice and I failed! I don’t know if the problem is with me or with my oven. I am usis a gas oven and I can’t get constant temperature. And I really want to make meringues or pavlova. This Eton Mess is so lovely and super delicious. Happy FF to you and I wish you a lovely weekend. 🙂 xx

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    • coconutcraze says:

      I tried some meringue cookies with the left over whipped mix as that was sticking to the piping bag and they turned out hollow and crispy.I use a gas oven and temperature fluctuates. I think it is the weather that helped me to get everything at the right temperature to bake. Try again, Jhuls! Have a wonderful week end!


  6. Wow looks simply amazing!!!!

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  7. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you! You are so encouraging!


  8. These look delicious. I’ve been meaning to make merengues forever and to have them like this looks perfect. Xo

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  9. Margherita says:

    This is so beautiful that I’m devouring it with my eyes!

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  10. petra08 says:

    your meringue cookies looks delicious! This is a very elegant Eaton Mess and it looks delicious 🙂

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  11. I’ve just been making Eton mess myself, it is a tasty dessert, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

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  12. So frustrating to use an inaccurate recipe. 😦 I have the best results when I make meringues on a dry day. I bake them as directed- turn off the oven- and leave them in the closed oven overnight- perfect! 🙂

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    • coconutcraze says:

      That is a good idea to bake it on a dry day! I forgot to mention that I left it in the oven after baking until everything cooled down. Learning a few things about making meringues! Thank you, Josette!

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  13. Never knew about this Eton Mess, interesting read! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  14. This dessert is a revelation and looks so stunning. How wonderful that you were able to turn something you thought to be a “failure” into this great dessert. 🙂

    Happy Mother’s Day.

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  15. Annabel says:

    It really is a good looking dessert. Never thought of combining the meringue with these two other. I’m used to traditional shortcake!


  16. coconutcraze says:

    I discovered it accidentally and it has become my favorite now. It is easy, delicious and fancy…what else do we need in a dessert! Thank you for your visit, Annabel!


  17. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  18. Now I know exactly what to do with the left over meringue nests I made this week! Perfect!

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  19. Wow looks awesome. ..

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