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Recipe

Summer’s strawberries & oranges

This is the most refreshingly delicious hot weather dessert you could ever have. Late season strawberries are a favourite as they are more intensely sweet than the tart early varieties, but they cost more, so my ever-economical mum combines them with cut oranges to make them go further.

By Nici Wickes
  • 15 mins preparation
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Summer’s strawberries & oranges
  • 2 punnet strawberries
  • 3 new zealand valencia oranges
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • whipped cream or home-made crème fraîche

Method

Summer’s strawberries & oranges
  • 1
    In a lovely bowl, slice the strawberries.
  • 2
    Peel the oranges with a serrated knife, making sure to remove all the pith, then cut into bite-sized pieces. Do this over the bowl of strawberries so that no juice escapes, then add the extra orange juice.
  • 3
    Cover and leave to one side to allow the flavours to develop.
  • 4
    Serve with whipped cream or home-made crème fraîche.

Notes

Make your own crème fraîche – it’s so simple and cheap! In a clean jar, stir 2 tbsp plain yoghurt or buttermilk into about 1 cup cream, then stir and cover with a tea towel. Leave at room temperature for 8-24 hours, depending on how thick you like it. Within the day, the cream transforms to a thicker, tangier version of itself. Put in the fridge for 8 hours before serving – it will continue to thicken once it is chilled. It will keep for up to 2 weeks.

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