Summer’s Sweetest Gift… Strawberries

June 10, 2016

When gardens are bursting with these cheery red fruits, it’s a sure sign that summertime has arrived. Nothing beats home-grown – sinking your teeth into a freshly-picked, sun-warmed strawberries is the taste of sunshine.

Home-grown berries are beautifully soft and luscious when ripe – so much yummier than forced supermarket varieties, and growing them is easier than you’d think too. Just one prolific little plant will yield a bountiful crop, producing delicate green leaves, flushes of white flowers and deeply coloured strawberries that brim with natural sweetness.

Like apples and plums, strawberries come from the rose family and wild strawberries have grown in Britain for centuries. It’s difficult to trace their origins, but some records say they were enjoyed as far back as Roman times!

Here are a few of our favourite strawberry recipes for you to enjoy this summer…

 

Strawberry & Cream Scones

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A british tradition!

Made using our Double-Sided Cookie Cutters

 

 

Strawberry Jam 

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Steven Doherty, Head Chef at our First Floor Café in Windermere, has come up with this delicious jam recipe for you to try this summer. 

Makes 6 1lb jars

 

 

r80783_1 (1)Classic Strawberry Tart

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Enjoy a slice with afternoon tea!

Serves 8 – 10

 

 

Strawberry Sorbet

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A dairy-free way to cool down this summer!

Serves 8

 

 

r80878_1Strawberries and Cream Layer Cake 

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Made using the Wilton® Easy Layer Round Cake Pan Set and the Wilton® Colour Right System 

 

 

 

r80991_1Strawberry Lassi

View recipe here

Made using the Lakeland Power Blender

makes 1.5L

 

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  • Red

    We’ve just finished processing 150 ponds of strawberries. It is possible to have too much of a good thing! Dehydrated strawberries in the Winter do make it worth it though.