This week we have a real glut of strawberries in our house, with several plants in the garden producing handfuls or ripe fruit all at the same time, plus hubby picking up a couple more punnets down the local shop on special offer, I need a plan to get through them all and enjoy every delicious mouthful.
So here are a few ideas for very easy and quick strawberry recipes, or you could just smother them in whipped cream and crumble a chocolate flake over the top – heaven!
Eton mess – whip some cream in a bowl, crumble in some shop bought meringue nests, add handfuls of chopped strawberries and stir.
Chocolate dipped strawberries – pick some large strawberries with the stems still on and make sure they are completely dry. Break up some chocolate into small pieces and melt in the microwave for 20 second intervals until melted. Dip the strawberries into the chocolate holding the stem, place them on greaseproof paper in the fridge for 30 mins to harden.
Strawberry cocktail – chop some strawberries into a bowl, add some icing sugar to taste, them crush with a potato masher or blend into a puree. Pass this mixture through a sieve then pour into a glass until half full. Top up with champagne or sparkling wine.