Ruth McCartney Eton Mess
"Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream. First mentioned in print in 1893, it is commonly believed to originate from Eton College and is served at the annual cricket match against the pupils of Harrow School. Of all the stories relating to the origins of Eton Mess, it’s the story of the dog and the pavlova that is the most commonly recounted. Legend has it that a cricket match was taking place at Eton College in the 1920s. The story goes that a strawberry pavlova was waiting in a picnic basket as an after-match treat for the boys, when an overexcited Labrador sat on the basket and squashed it. Apparently the boys didn’t mind the fact that their dessert had been ruined and ate it anyway! It’s a fun story except it has one major problem… as I said at the top, Eton Mess had already been mentioned in older documents in 1893!"
Contains: Dairy / Lactose
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