Eton Mess – A Harry Potter inspired recipe

Eton Mess – A Harry Potter inspired recipe

When I saw the pictures of the special menu items we got a “sneak peak” for earlier this month from Universal Studios Hollywood Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I couldn’t wait to try the Eton Mess. This recipe reminds me of strawberry shortcake but without the cake and is a wonderful light summer dessert.

Eton Mess inspired by Universal Studios Hollywood Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Eton Mess inspired by Universal Studios Hollywood Wizarding World of Harry Potter

 

Eton Mess - A Harry Potter inspired recipe
 
Reminiscent of strawberry shortcake - light, creamy and fruity.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
Strawberry Sauce
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tbsp cornstarch
Eton Mess
  • 12 ready made meringues (about 2 cups broken)
  • 3¼ cup whipping cream
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups strawberries
Instructions
Strawberry Sauce
  1. Wash strawberries and remove stems, cut into pieces.
  2. Combine strawberries, sugar and vanilla in a blender and blend until combined.
  3. Place strawberry mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium to medium-low heat.
  4. Add cornstarch at start of cooking and stir constantly until completely combined into the mixture.
  5. Keep stirring over the heat until the sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Eton Mess
  1. Wash strawberries and remove stems. Cut into pieces. Reserve about five whole for top.
  2. Break meringues into bite size pieces.
  3. Whip cream and powdered sugar together until soft peaks form.
  4. Fold in strawberries and broken meringue pieces.
  5. Stir in ½ cup strawberry sauce.
  6. In serving dish, add whole strawberries on top and a fresh mint sprig if desired.
  7. Serve immediately in order to keep meringue crunchy. Add additional strawberry sauce to each serving if desired.

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