Today’s going to be great. The British Grand Prix’s about to start, and it’s the Wimbledon Men’s singles final. Lewis Hamilton’s on Pole Position, Andy Murray’s going for a second title, Heather Watson’s in the Mixed Doubles final, and of course Froome’s nabbed the yellow jersey with a mesmerising descent yesterday. I was scared witless just watching it…
Anyway, Wimbledon finals day means strawberries, and call me biased but Staffordshire strawberries are the BEST strawberries! So here’s a little recipie for how I prepare mine.
You will need:
- A load of Staffordshire strawberries
- White sugar
- A lemon
- Double cream
First take the leafy tops off the strawberries and rinse them. Then chop them down the middle. Medium-sized strawberries get cut into quarters, small ones in to halves, big ones into sixths or even eighths if you find a real whopper. You want as much surface area as possible. Sprinkle over the sugar (be generous), then drizzle over the lemon juice and give them a good shake. Now put the strawberries away for an hour or two. They need time for the acid and sugar to react with the strawberries.
Serve with double cream and a little more sugar if you like. You can use single cream but it doesn’t stick to the strawberries as well. The final ingredient to make them extra tasty is a British winner at Wimbledon!
UPDATE: They tasted delicious!