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Who doesn't like strawberry dessert recipes ?

Strawberries must be one of the most popular fruits in the world. It's not just the delicious sweet taste - it's also the look of this wonderful, red, inviting berry which has made it a highly valued fruit over the centuries.

Health Benefits of Strawberries

Nutritionally the strawberry contains vitamin B and C, lots of potassium, iron and fibre. At around 30 calories a strawberry, they can be eaten freely.

Buying Strawberries

strawberry dessert recipes Local grown strawberries are often the best as they are fresh. Take a quick look to make sure there are no mouldy ones in the punnet. Eat them on the day you buy them, or store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days as after this they start to degenerate. Don't serve strawberries straight from the fridge, but allow them to reach room temperature.

Ripe strawberries are so delicious they need only be accompanied by a little cream, sugar or perhaps some creme fraiche, followed by a glass of champagne.

If you are looking for different strawberry dessert recipes or want to be a little more adventurous, then why not try Chocolate Strawberries, easy to make and great for entertaining or picnics.

Strawberry Dessert Recipes - Strawberry Ice Cream

Serves 6

Ingredients
  • 300ml or 1 1/4 cups creamy milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 3 large eggs
  • 225g or 2 cups strawberry juice
  • 75g or 3/4 cup of icing sugar
  • 300ml or 1 1/4 cup double cream
  • a few sliced strawberries to serve
Method

1. With the vanilla pod bring the milk to boil.

2. Once the milk is boiling take it off the heat and let it sit with the vanilla pod for 30 minutes.

3. Pour the milk through a strain to remove the vanilla pod.

4. Pour the milk into a bowl with the eggs and, with an electric whisk, mix together.

5. Pour the milk and egg back into the pan and heat slowly until it forms a thick custard.

6. Pour the custard into a bowl and allow it to cool.

7. Now using the electric whisk, again mix the cream until it stands in peaks.

8. Fold the custard, strawberry juice, icing sugar and cream together.

9. Using an ice cream maker, churn the mix for 30 minutes until the mixture holds its shape.

10. If you don't have an ice cream maker use an electric whisk until the mixture holds its shape, then pop it into the freezer for an hour and use the electric whisk again. Repeat several times until the ice cream is firm to touch.

11. Pour into a freezer container and freeze until firm to touch.

12. Serve with a few slices of fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Dessert Recipes - Strawberry Cheesecake

Serves 6

Flan dish 18cm

Ingredients

Base
  • 25g butter
  • 5 digestive biscuits
strawberry dessert recipes Filling
  • 150ml water
  • quater packet strawberry jelly
  • 1tbls lemon juice
  • grated rind of lemon
  • 250 cottage cheese, sieved
glaze
  • 1 1/2 tsp arrowroot
  • 2 tbls lemon juice
  • 6 tbls water
  • 280g strawberries
Method

Base
1. Crumble the biscuits.

2. Melt the butter and mix with the biscuits.

3. Press the mix into a flan dish and leave to cool and set.

Filling
1. Heat the water and jelly in a pan until jelly has dissolved, leave aside to cool.

2. Once the jelly and water have cooled, add and mix the cottage cheese, lemon juice and rind.

3. Pour mixture over the base.

4. Cool in the refrigerator until set.

Glaze
1. Mix the arrowroot and lemon juice in a pan with the water. (Optional - add some red food colouring)

2. Heat until it thickens, stirring all the time.

3. Leave to cool.

Decorate the cheesecake with fresh strawberries and drizzle the glaze over the top.

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