Makes a mess for 2 or more!
This is my take on the classical Eton Mess and my go-to summer dessert because it's delicious and requires no baking and practically no effort. This dessert is perfect for improvising (you could replace the strawberries with blueberries or currants for instance). Make sure you pick the best ingredients you can.
a large handful of strawberries - small and flavorful
a handful of sugar snap peas - fresh and raw
a handful of meringues - (the ones in the video have bits of almonds and hazelnuts in them)
100 ml of full fat cream
1 tablespoon of sugar
4 teaspoons of strawberry jam
4 basil leaves
Wash and dry the strawberries - save the tops on a few of them just for the look! Do not discard the other tops, you can make strawberry water with them: just add them to a big jug of water, refrigerate, and drink a few hours later, all the strawberry tops will float to the top.
Whip the cream with a mixer or whisk & add a tablespoon of sugar.
Break the meringue in pieces, add the cut strawberries, a tablespoon of whipped cream, a few peas, more meringue, more strawberries, more whipped cream, a little bit of strawberry jam, repeat.
Make a mess of it all with a spoon, tear some basil leaves on top.