Strawberries & Cream

Strawberries & Cream 650

Strawberries & Cream

Strawberries + Wimbledon = arrival of summer. So here we are! This season’s must try! Sweet, juicy strawberries swimming in the whipped cream.

Ingredients:

2-3 handfuls strawberries
300 ml double cream
2 tbsp caster sugar
1/3 tsp vanilla essence
fresh mint leaves to decorate

Cut strawberries into quarters.
To make a whipped cream: in a large mixing bowl place double cream, vanilla essence and sugar and using a handheld electric whisk, whip till thick.
Pipe or simply spoon whipped cream into serving dishes of your choice and top it up with strawberries. Decorate with fresh mint leaves.
Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Bon appetit.

Pancakes with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries

Pancakes with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries

Happy Pancake Day All!

Pancakes with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries.

Ingredients:
For the batter:
180 g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
300 ml milk
1 egg
1 tbsp butter, melted
salt, pinch
oil

For topping:
150-200 ml double cream
2-3 tbsp caster sugar
100 g blueberries
100 g strawberries, cut into wedges

In a small mixing bowl beat the egg with the milk.
Sieve the flour into a separate, large mixing bowl and add the baking powder and salt.
Make a well in the centre and gently pour egg and milk mixture and beat well until smooth (use a hand mixer). Beat in the melted butter. Then let the batter set for a 2-3 minutes. If too thick add 2-3 tbsp of milk.

Lightly grease a large frying pan with oil and heat over a medium heat.
Drop a large tablespoonful of the batter into the pan to make pancakes about 9 cm across. Make two at a time. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes until small bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake. Then turn over with a palette knife or wooden spatula and cook for another 2-3 minutes until golden.
Place on a plate or serving dish and keep in a pre-heated oven while you make the remaining pancakes.

Topping:
In a large mixing bowl place double cream and sugar and whip till thick.

Place 1 tbsp of whipped cream on a warm, but not hot pancake, arrange fruit and voila all ready!
Bon appetit.