It seems very fitting, during Wimbledon week in the UK, to post my favorite (and easiest British dessert), Eton Mess. I fell in love with it at the Short family's house (along with some of my other favorite things like cheese feast and game night). My "recipe" does not do the original any justice, but when I can't get the original, this has to be the next best thing.
I first had Eton Mess on the Isle of Wight before I was a teenager and I remember it was enough to scare me off for years, too sweet, rotten berries, yuck. My first taste of Louise's was like a rich and creamy cloud and I was hooked. See below for my variation made at my Dad's and with Christopher's help!