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Brian’s Eton Mess

This is a twist on two very traditional English puddings. First the old pudding called Eton Mess, which was invented at the very posh school, Eton, and is made by mixing together bashed-up meringue, fresh strawberries and cream. Second the traditional Cornish cream tea served down in the south-west of England, which is scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. The scones act like a sponge, but you could use cookies or meringue.


  • 400 g Cornish clotted cream

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla Sugar

  • 4 tablespoons Vin Santo dessert Wine

  • 225 ml Double cream

  • 225 g whole fresh strawberries stalks removed

  • 225 g fresh raspberries

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla Sugar

  • 5 scones

  • 115 g wild strawberries


  • 1.

    Mix together the clotted cream, vanilla sugar, Vin Santo and double cream, and whisk until smooth. Slice the larger strawberries in half. Place all the strawberries in a bowl with the raspberries, sprinkle with the vanilla sugar, and leave for 15 minutes to macerate (some of the juices will come out). Finally break up the scones, and you are ready to assemble either one large pudding or individual puddings in glasses.

  • 2.

    Spoon a little cream into the bottom of each glass, and sprinkle some of the broken scones on top, then some of the strawberries and raspberries. Repeat these layers and finish with a sprinkling of wild strawberries.


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Posted by Edith32Report
Edith from Australia, watched Mr O make this on his show and loved it.
Posted by Edith32Report
I watched Mr O make this on his show and loved it.
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Posted by Lynette49Report
I made this recipe with meringue, shop bought, with double cream whipped with vanilla sugar (as i could not get Cornish clotted cream) with strawberries and raspberries, it was the best desert i have tasted, thank you
Posted by Nicole245Report
You only feel 2 inches tall if you give yourself permission to feel 2 inches tall!!!