Strawberries and cream
ABSOLUTELY no required for my inspired dessert.
What better way to celebrate than with strawberries and cream? Simple, exciting, plus it’s such fun to make.
I always add a good quality ice cream too, just for good measure.
cooking Valentine’s 400g strawberries, hulled and quartered 300ml double cream 2 tbsp caster sugar (or sugar substitute) 4 meringues, broken up 6 small scoops of good quality strawberry ice cream 2 tsp Cointreau Mint and crushed meringue for decoration You will need two tall sundae glasses for serving
Puree half of the strawberries in a blender with one tbsp sugar, refrigerate for later.
In a bowl, whip the cream with the remaining sugar.
Line your glasses with a few tablespoons of the strawberry puree and top each with a scoop of ice cream.
Layer the strawberries, cream, meringue and ice cream between the glasses, finishing with a scoop of ice cream topped with a teaspoon of Cointreau.
Finally, garnish with mint, meringue and any remaining sauce. Serve very quickly! Happy Valentine’s.
Lesley and her husband own Roberto’s Italian on Ocean Plaza – for more of Lesley’s recipes, call in, or go to www.ritaliandiner.co.uk