Old school: Make Jamie Oliver's Eton mess

Eton mess is a classic old-school British dessert, traditionally served at Eton College's annual cricket game against Winchester College since the 19th century. Here, Jamie Oliver makes a simple Eton mess, using smashed meringues with raspberries and strawberries.

Eton mess

Makes 12 servings


  • For the meringue:

    • 6 large free-range egg whites
    • 300g caster sugar
    • A pinch of sea salt
  • For the fruit and cream:

    • 565ml Jersey cream
    • 1 vanilla pod, scored lengthways and seeds scraped out
    • 2 heaped tablespoons caster sugar
    • 250g mixed-color strawberries, hulled and sliced
    • 250g mixed-color raspberries
    • A good splash of Pimms
    • 1 teaspoon good-quality balsamic vinegar
    • Optional: a handful of flaked almonds, toasted


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