Been strawberry picking recently? It’s the perfect summer activity, especially with kids. Whether you’ve been out filling a basket-full with the seasonal favourite, or you’ve grown your own (or bought them – we don’t judge here!), we wanted to share with you our top five recipes for August and beyond.
Read on for some strawberry-based treats…
Apparently, there’s a knack to making meringue – and making it well. Many say you should use fresh egg whites, while it’s also important not to let any yolk get into the whites. Don’t overbeat your egg whites either, and use eggs at room temperature.
To make this strawberry pavlova, then, head to the Olive magazine site for the full, delicious tutorial. Perfect for a family barbecue or simply for a midweek post-work treat, this is a dessert that feels naughty while being (a bit, anyway) good for you. Surely the addition of strawberries make it one of your five-a-day?!
Fancy a dessert? You’d be a ‘fool’ not to make this one…see what we did there?!
Seriously though, puds don’t get much easier to whip up than this one.
It’s basically strawberries and cream taken up a notch, says Good Life Eats, who have the recipe here.
Give it a go this summer – with your freshly-picked fayre, your homegrown strawbs, or your shop-bought ones.
Strawberry Lemonade Cake
Love lemonade? Love strawberries? Then you’re onto a winner with this recipe from BBC Good Food. It combines both summertime treats perfectly, making a cake Mary Berry would be proud of – just look at it!
Described by the site as a ‘show-stopping, celebration cake’, this sweet treat features ‘lemon-soaked sponges, a cheesecake icing, candied lemons and popping candy’. In short, it’s a veritable feast for the tastebuds.
Strawberry Ice Lollies
If the English weather is anything to go by, we can’t exactly say we need this lollies to cool down (sob!), but even if the weather doesn’t perk up to usual summer standards, these ice cold treats will prove a hit.
To make them, you’ll need 400g of strawberries, 150g of natural yoghurt, and 30g of caster sugar (or two tablespoons of honey).
Ideal when you want to give the kids something (relatively) healthy to snack on, they’re delicious all year round. Trust us when we say everyone will be sneaking back to the freezer for seconds.
…and now for something completely different
A savoury recipe with strawberries, you say? Absolutely! The Guardian has plenty but we particularly liked the sound of this roast duck recipe, with pickled strawberries and creamed potatoes.
Via Oli Brown, the chef founder of Kent’s Updown Farm, the recipe is ideal for those who are feeling adventurous. Oli tells The Guardian: “Simply bring to the boil 150ml white wine vinegar, 50g caster sugar and water, 1 star anise and ½ tsp of chilli flakes. Leave the mixture to cool before dropping in a handful of strawberries. Let them sit for 20 minutes, so the fruit is still sweet but very slightly pickled. Then, serve the strawberries alongside the duck and potatoes for a surprising but very satisfactory combination.”
Will you be giving any of these strawberry recipes a try? Let us know by commenting on this blog post.
Until next time…
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