15 best strawberry recipes
Strawberry season is here. When the juicy fruits are at their peak, sometimes strawberries and cream isn’t enough. If there’s a way to work strawberries into every meal time, we’re here for it.
Make the most of British strawberries by folding into pancake batter, baking strawberry cakes or assembling easy but oh-so impressive summer desserts. You can even add them to savoury dishes. There are so many ways to cook and serve strawberries.
Grab a punnet and try one of our 15 best strawberry recipes. We’ve got bakes and puds which showcase perfect strawberries, plus ways to use them up when they’re getting a little too ripe, including jams, drinks and sorbet. There’s even salads. If that’s not enough, check out more strawberry recipes for all the ways you can work summer’s finest fruit into your cooking.
British strawberry season runs from late May-September. Sure, you can buy strawberries year round. But if you’ve ever bitten into a rock-hard berry in winter, you’ll know it’s worth waiting to taste the ripe fruit in their prime. Make the most of strawberry season by adding the sweet berries to cakes, showstopper desserts, jam, frozen puds, drinks and even salads. Dive into our 15 best strawberry recipes for inspiration…
Eton Mess is one of the simplest – and best – desserts on earth. Just whipped cream, meringues and berries: what could be better? Well, how about adding cake? Our roulade tucks the Eton Mess trio inside a delicate vanilla sponge for the ultimate summertime bake.
A quick and easy summer cocktail, made with gin and prosecco. Muddle ripe strawberries with mint and a simple sugar syrup, then pour over the hard stuff and serve in champagne flutes with plenty of ice.
These sweet strawberry tarts look as impressive as those seen in the windows of Parisian patisseries, and most importantly, they taste the part too.
Our easy cobbler features a jammy base of rhubarb and strawberries topped with golden scones. If you fancy a change from classic crumbles, this is the recipe to try. Serve with scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Start the weekend with a stack of fluffy strawberry and ricotta pancakes, drizzled with a strawberry and thyme syrup. Yes, that right, strawberries in the pancakes AND the sauce. Why not scatter extra berries over the top while you’re at it?
Got a glut of fruit from the pick-your-own farm? Learn how to make classic strawberry jam with our step-by-step recipe. Decant into sterilised jam jars and give some as gifts.
Just five minutes and five ingredients, and this gorgeous starter will be ready to serve. Pair creamy burrata with juicy strawberries, basil and a dash of maple syrup and balsamic vinegar.
These strawberry biscuits are crying out to be part of a summery afternoon tea spread. Crisp vanilla biscuits are sandwiched with a strawberry-flecked buttercream and a dab of jam (bonus points if the jam is homemade, but it doesn’t have to be).
In this twist on the classic Eton mess, strawberry and almond cake is topped with meringues, strawberries and double cream; a summer dessert that’s well and truly made for sharing.
Whizz up a refreshing summer drink with strawberries, watermelon and lime. This drink recipe is a great way to use up overripe strawberries (and leave the leaves on, as the blender will puree them, too).
Give a Victoria sponge a summer spin with a strawberry and rose-scented cream filling. Scatter with sugared rose petals to finish. Beautiful.
Strawberries and meringue are a classic pairing: here they are sandwiched with elderflower-spiked whipped cream for a winning dessert.
You only need three ingredients and a blender (plus a freezer, obviously) to make this delicate sorbet. This is another good recipe for using up just past-their-best berries.
Shortcakes are crisp, buttery rounds – somewhere between shortbread and a scone in texture. They’re also the perfect vessel for a big dollop of cream and some juicy berries.
Simmer strawberries with sweet marsala, sugar and rosemary to coax the most out of their natural sweetness. Serve with a lemon-scented creme frâiche for a hassle-free dessert.