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Strawberries: 3 ways

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3 more ways with strawberries


1. Quick strawberry jam

Put two punnets of washed, hulled halved strawberries, a cup of sugar and the juice of half a lemon in a saucepan. Bring gradually to the boil, stirring, then let bubble slowly for 8-10 minutes. Store jam in the fridge.


2. Strawberry and prosciutto salad

Arrange washed and torn red mignonette, butter lettuce and wild rocket leaves on a platter. Fold thin slices of prosciutto through the leaves, then scatter fresh basil leaves, and halved strawberries over the top. Shake a dressing of olive oil, white wine and honey and drizzle over the salad.


3. Strawberry mess

Wash, hull and halve one punnet of strawberries. Chop another punnet and cook down over medium heat, with sugar to taste, until they are soft. Chill. Whip cream with sugar and vanilla. Fold the cooked strawberries loosely through the cream, adding broken meringue pieces and the fresh halved strawberries. Serve in a glass.


Text: Robin Powell

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Author: Robin Powell