I must admit i am not the greatest lover of strawberries. Yes thats right, i said it! I am more of a raspberry fan. But saying that i will eat my fair share of the sweet and juicy strawberries every year. This recipe is to spruce up those delicious fruits and reinvent the classic strawberries and cream.
These are the ingredients that i used. You can use different variations of ingredients to suit your personal taste.
For the Strawberries
1 Large Punnet of fresh Strawberries
2 Heaped tbsp of icing sugar
A few sprigs of fresh mint
100ml of Rose wine
(you can pick any alcohol you like, spirits like amaretto, kirsch and spiced rum go well)
For the Crumb
50g of Caster Sugar
50g of Butter
60g of Plain Flour
Dash of Vanilla essence (optional)
Your choice of cream. We used clotted of course!
Pre heat the oven to 180c/Gas mark 4. De head the stalks and half the strawberries, add them to a large bowl. Tip in all the icing sugar and give it a shake. With a metal spoon gently stir the strawberries so that they are all evenly coated. Try not to stir to vigoroursly as the fruit will bruise. Add the wine and mint, cover with cling film. Leave to marinade until ready to serve. For the biscuit crumb beat the sugar and butter in a bowl. Add the flour and mix until you get a crumble consistancy (its easier with your hands). Tip on to a lined baking tray and bake for 15-20mins until golden brown. Allow the crumble to cool. when its all ready, assemble then scoff!
Tip: Feeling lazy in the heat? Sprinkle with bashed up biscuits.