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    Strawberries Romanoff

    Summer time in Britain is all about strawberries and Wimbledon. There's nothing quite like an afternoon of world-class tennis and strawberries so to help, we've whipped up a perfectly sweet dish that's sure to make you smile even if it rains!

    Difficulty

    Easy

    Serves

    4 people

    Prep Time

    10 minutes

    Cooking Time

    N/A

    "Summer time is strawberry time! It’s also the time of a good old British tradition called Wimbledon. This generally means that it’ll rain more or less non-stop for a week, but when the sun does eventually make an appearance there’s nothing quite like an afternoon of world-class tennis and strawberries."

    Now, strawberries and cream are the traditional way they’re served (pun semi-intended) at this event, but to dish them up at home or present them to guests, I think they need a little extra help.

    This is a classic Strawberries Romanoff recipe which was originally created by Escoffier when he was the chef at the Carlton Hotel in London. They where originally called “Strawberries Americaine Style” and the recipe was made famous by Michael Romanoff, the owner of the now-defunct Romanoff’s in Beverly Hills, a restaurant which was popular with Hollywood stars in the 1940s and 1950s. So, if you fancy giving your strawberries and cream a little extra va va voom, here’s how it’s done…

    Here's what you'll need

    • 600g fresh strawberries
    • 300ml whipping cream
    • 2tbsp icing sugar
    • 3tbsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier
    • Mint leaves for decoration

    Here's how it's done... Step 1

    Trim and halve the strawberries and put into a large bowl.

     

    Step 2

    Pour over the liquor and the icing sugar, stir it all and put into the fridge for about an hour to soak. Meanwhile whisk the whipping cream until stiff.

     

    Step 3

    Take the strawberries out of the fridge and either divide half of them into four small bowls or put the half into one large bowl. Cover with a layer of whipped cream using about half of it and then put the remaining strawberries on top. Top (piping the cream looks quite pretty) with the remaining cream. Decorate with a mint leaf.

     

     

    Enjoy and bon appétit!

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