If you only make one thing this summer, make it a fresh strawberry trifle. This show-stopping pudding takes a little time to make but it is pretty easy to do and it looks amazing, too. Take one swiss roll, slice and place in the base of a bowl, add strawberry jelly on top. Mix together 500 grams of strawberries with 150 grams of strawberry jam (try our homemade recipe) and layer on top of the jelly. Beat together a tin of custard with a small tub of cream cheese (eg Philadelphia) and 2 tbsp caster sugar then add to the tri¬fle bowl on top of the fruit layer. Top off with 400 ml of whipped double cream. Serve in a large glass bowl so you can see all the lovely layers.
Easy Strawberry Jam
This is an exceptionally fruity and delicious jam and is a great way to make the most of British Strawberries. Just three simple ingredients are required – 900 grams of fresh strawberries, 800 grams of sugar and 4 lemons. The jam is soft, spreadable and delicious. Smear onto scones or add to our Strawberry Victoria Sandwich recipe below.
Strawberry Victoria Sandwich Cake
There's nothing much better than a classic victoria sponge cake and this recipe is a real crowd-pleaser. Packed with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and jam, this traditional recipe is so simple to follow and produces the most delicious tea-time treat.
This strawberry-infused gin recipe is a delicious summer twist on your favourite tipple and the perfect accompaniment to a barbecue. Spoon 450 grams of hulled and mashed strawberries into a wide necked glass bottle or storage jar with the 150 grams of sugar and 700 ml of gin. Close the lid, give it a good shake to start dissolving the sugar and leave to steep for 2-3 days. Strain through a muslin cloth, then decant the gin into a bottle. Pour over ice and top up with tonic or add a splash to chilled sparkling white wine with a halved strawberry for a quick cocktail.
This classic English pudding is summer on a plate. A simple and delicious dessert that just needs three simple ingredients: bread, sugar and soft summer fruit. Best served with thick cream.
A refreshing dessert of granular water ice that doesn’t need any fancy kit to make and is a great way to use up past-their best strawberries. This basic strawberry granita method can be applied to most fresh fruit. It’s good with all berries, with stone fruit like peaches and nectarines, with mango, melons and rhubarb. You can even make a stylish coffee granita using freshly made espresso. Melt 100 grams of sugar in 100 ml of water and add to 500 grams of mashed strawberries. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon to the mix, stir and place into the freezer, mixing every hour until solid. Add a drizzle of prosecco on top when serving for that special summer party touch.
This strawberry bellini recipe is the perfect refreshing fruity cocktail to drink this summer. A flavour-packed purée is the key to this classic which can also be made with fresh peaches, raspberries or rhubarb, instead of strawberries. Whichever you choose, the syrup can also be used together with tequila to make frozen daiquiris and with lemonade for the children.
Strawberry Ice Cream
A deliciously-easy version of a summertime favourite. To make our fresh strawberry ice cream hull and mash 400 grams of strawberries add 250 grams of mascarpone, half a can of condensed milk, mix everything together and freeze for six hours. Perfect on its own or served with our easy strawberry tart.
Simple Strawberry Tart
This simple sweet treat tart can be made in minutes and needs no baking or cooking. And if you don’t have any strawberries, then use raspberries or blueberries or even tinned peaches.
Strawberry and Goat's Cheese Salad
This strawberry and goat’s cheese salad is super easy to prepare and perfect for a light summer meal or accompaniment to barbequed meats. Strawberries in a salad may sound a little strange, but try it and you will be pleasantly surprised. The flavours really compliment the goat’s cheese. Toss together 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar with 150 grams of sliced strawberries. Mix in 75 grams of spinach, 100 grams of goat’s cheese and a handful of chopped walnuts. This strawberry salad recipe would also work well with feta or mozzarella if preferred.