Strawberry Ring

The sun is finally getting out and luscious English strawberries are appearing in the shop. Strawberry Season has started!

Ingredients

  • 400g Strawberries, hulled and thickly sliced
  • 10g Gelatine
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 5ml Lemon Juice
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 250ml Double Cream, whipped
  • Strawberries to decorate

Method

  1. Put the gelatine in a small bowl with the water and leave to soften.
  2. Mash the strawberries in a small pan then add the lemon juice and sugar.
  3. Bring this mixture to the boil, take off the heat and pass through a strainer.
  4. Add the softened gelatine and stir until well mixed and completely dissolved.
  5. Fold in the whipped cream and pour into a 1 1/4 litre ring mould.
  6. Place into the refrigerator to set.
  7. When set turn out of the mould and decorate with strawberries and/or whipped cream.

Tips 

As an alternative raspberries may be used or a mixture of strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants.

This is a great recipe for strawberries that are a bit soft and over ripe

For vegetarians, carageen or a vegetarian gelatine subsitute should be used; available from health food stores and larger supermarkets