My most favourite dessert on a hot summer’s day is strawberries soaked in sherry (or port) and served with whipped cream. I made some over the weekend and wanted to share it with you.
First you cut off all the stalks and leaves, then cut them into quarters and place into a bowl.
Then you sprinkle them with sugar. You can use normal sugar or castor sugar. I use normal sugar and use two teaspoons per punnet of strawberries.
Then grab some sherry or port and douse the strawberries. I used about 1/3 of a cup of Old Brown Sherry for the one punnet of strawberries.
Finally, place a lid or cover on the bowl and mix a little before placing in the fridge until serving.
I usually serve these strawberries with whipped cream. My favourite way of whipping cream is to add a teaspoon of vanilla essence as well as about two teaspoons of icing sugar or castor sugar before whipping. And a nice change to this dessert would be to mix the strawberries and cream and then layer onto a meringue base for a decadent pavlova.
Have you got a summer favourite dessert?