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If you have ordinary flour, add a pinch of baking powder.
Eton Mess was created at the famous English school Eton College in Windsor, England, and was traditionally served at the school’s annual prize giving celebration every 4th of June. Eton College was founded in 1440 by King Henry IV and has a long list of distinguished pupils, including Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince William.
The name Eton Mess was taken from two parts; the first word, Eton, was obviously taken from the name of the school, Eton College, where the dessert originated. The word “mess” refers to the appearance of the dish, as its appearance is not very tidy. In addition, the word “mess” also refers to a mixture of ingredients that are either cooked together, eaten together or both.
There is a legend that the recipe came to be invented after a Labrador dog sat on a picnic basket at Eton, crushing a strawberry pavlova… but this seems to be just a story.
Ingredients for 4 persons:
macaroni pasta 160g
grated Cheddar cheese
grated Parmesan cheese
thyme, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
Preparation: 20 minutes – Cook: 10-15 minutes
Step 1: Cook the macaroni
Cook enough macaroni pasta for four people.
Once cooked drain in a colander and set aside.
Step 2: Make the sauce
Warm the milk on a medium heat with a sprig of thyme.
Melt the butter in a large pan and then add the flour. Take the pan off the heat and mix well.
Then gradually add the hot milk to the flour and butter mixture.
Put the pan back on a medium to low heat and add the Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Bake
Add the pasta to the sauce and mix well before adding the contents to a baking dish.
Grate some Parmesan cheese over the top.
Bake under the grill for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.