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Easy Eton mess

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
This dessert could not be simpler and is perfect to get kids helping in the kitchen as the goal is to make some mess.


  1. Pop the meringue nests into a freezer bag and scrunch them up until broken into pieces.

  2. Mash half of the strawberries with the back of a fork until almost smooth.

  3. Layer the ingredients into serving glasses. Start with some strawberries, along with a spoonful of their juices. Mix half of the crushed meringues through the yoghurt and add some of this.

  4. Top with a bit more fruit and some of the crushed meringues. Repeat until all the ingredients are used up and the glasses are full. Serve immediately.


  • 4 meringue nests
  • 300g/10½oz strawberries, halved
  • 300ml/10fl oz natural plain yoghurt

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