Strawberries are a succulent, fragrant fruit loved and enjoyed by everyone. Traditionally, part of the of appeal is that its short, six-week season, from early June until mid-August, coincides with the brief, long-awaited British summer.
Nowadays the British strawberry season extends from mid April until mid December, through the use of plastic polytunnels which provide the berries with a warmer, more protected environment –and a much longer growing season.
Elsanta – just one variety of strawberry – accounts for 80 per cent of the British fruit sold in UK supermarkets, although there are many other varieties available from farmers’ markets and pick your own farms which are worth seeking out.
In fact strawberries have long been a key ingredient in classic British summer foods such as the Eton Mess, summer pudding or strawberries and cream.
So why the strawberry season is still going strong, we thought we would find some delicious summer strawberry desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth!
This gorgeous refreshing treat is perfect as an after dinner dessert for your guests. Whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ you are throwing the delectable dessert will go down a treat.
Strawberry cheesecake is a light and fluffy dessert that wins over everyone’s heart.
Strawberry trifle ticks everyone’s boxes. Cake, cream, fruit and custard, what more could anyone ask for!
And while you are going strawberry mad this summer, why not dress for the occasion with the stunning Strawberry kitchen furnishings range at UlsterWeavers.com.
The fresh, crisp and super delicious design has a summery feel, ideal for when entertaining alfresco, baking or even making yummy pots of jam. The Strawberries collection comes complete with an apron, PVC bag, tea towels, gauntlet and double oven glove, the perfect finishing accessories to make your house super fruity and summery!