Strawberries are in season and that means having frequent access to this delicious berry.
The colourful, sweet and juicy berry is always a popular choice when it comes to dessert time, lending itself to simple ideas from cakes to meringues, or enjoying them just as they are with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, or even fresh ground black pepper if you dare.
To help you make the most of this juicy red fruit, we suggest these five strawberry dessert recipes.
Some recipes require baking while others can be enjoyed by spending little time in the kitchen. Enjoy!
Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
Keep dessert simple and enjoy strawberries in their unadorned glory with a hint of balsamic vinegar and a touch of honey. Adding in some fresh watermelon adds extra mouth watering crunch.
Vegan Cake with Chocolate and Strawberries
Turn your strawberries into a delicious cake made with tofu that your vegan friends can enjoy too. T
Wild Strawberries with Chantilly Cream
Can't resist strawberries and cream? Try this simple yet decadent summer dessert recipe with chantilly cream with fresh wild strawberries.
''Bomba'' Wild Strawberry Cake
This easy Italian dessert made with marscapone cream cheese and wild strawberries really is the "bomb" courtesy of chef Michele Stamera.
Strawberry Lasagne with Meringue
Turn lasagne on upside down with this strawberry twist, and layered pastry topped off with golden meringue and a fruity purée inside.
If you have strawberries leftover from your baking, consider making this exotic strawberry and green peppercorn jelly.