IVAN’S STRAWBERRIES IN RED BURGUNDY SYRUP
You will need:
75g (3oz) sugar 110ml (4fl oz) water 150ml (5fl oz) light, fruity red wine (a Burgundy, or another pinot noir, or a Beaujolais) 300g (10oz) strawberries, hulled Shortbread biscuits, to serve (optional) To make the syrup, put the sugar and the water in a saucepan on a medium heat. Stir them together just until the water is warm and the sugar is dissolved, then allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes. Next, stir in the red wine and put the syrup in the fridge to chill. While the syrup is chilling, slice the strawberries. Once the syrup is cold, add in the sliced strawberries. Leave them for a further 1-2 hours in the fridge to macerate in the syrup before serving. Serve this dish on its own, or with some little shortbread biscuits on the side.