Prue’s Patent-Improved Eton Mess

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Vegetarian Kitchen

By Prue Leith and Peta Leith

Published 2019

  • About

Eton mess is generally simply strawberries and whipped cream muddled up with broken meringue, and pretty damn good it is too. But, by way of a change, here is something slightly more sophisticated and every bit as delicious.


For the Meringue

  • 1 large egg white
  • 60 g soft dark brown sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 120°C/fan 100°C/gas mark ½. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. To make the meringue, whisk the egg white with the brown sugar in a bowl with an electric whisk at high speed until stiff and glossy. Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet in 5–6 evenly-sized dollops.