Eton mess….failed macaron

Eton Mess

I have read that you can’t  make a perfect macaron for the first time and not  even in your  2nd and 3rd attempt. But my earlier and first attempt of  macarons was a successful one and have feet  in them (check nut free macaron).  I felt so proud then.

Eton Mess

This time, when  I tried  again, they  came out as a disaster.

Firstly, they didn’t get the feet, secondly, their top cracks. I felt so disheartened, and  then came the idea of  Eton mess.   Failed macaron

Out of  32 failed macaron shells, I  used around 25 in this dessert. Eton Mess

Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, pieces of meringue, and cream, An Eton mess can be made with many other types of summer fruit, but strawberries are regarded as more traditional.(source Wikipedia).

Eton Mess

Serves – 4


  • Macaron shells – 25
  • Double cream – 300ml
  • Strawberry – 10 – 12 pieces
  • Castor sugar – 3 tsp


Grind macaron shells in a mixer. Beat cream till soft peak formed add grinded shells, beat again.

In a  bowl macerate strawberries by adding sugar to chopped strawberries. Let them sit for a while.  Later add these to the macaron mixture. Serve them chill.

eton mess


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