British Strawberry Season – Jelly & Martini Recipes

Check out my favourite strawberry recipes. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, manganese and folic acid. They are a good source of elegiac acid and contain antioxidant flavonoids. So not only are they delicious but healthy too!

One of my favourite things about British Summertime is Strawberry season. June is the prime time for Strawberries, usually in time for Wimbledon. Strawberries and cream are very much associated with Wimbledon but with it cancelled this year, demand for strawberries is plummeting. Strawberries are highly perishable, so if strawberries aren’t all bought up this season, they will go to waste.

I like to enjoy strawberries either with yoghurt and granola for breakfast or as a delicious dessert. Even on their own or with some syrup, strawberries make a deliciously sweet summery dessert. I also like to enjoy them with a cocktail or a strawberry jelly as a classic from when I was a child. Make sure to enjoy strawberries as much as possible this season and see below my suggested strawberry recipes;

Strawberry Jelly Recipe

By BBC Good Food. You will need;

  • 1 sachet gelatine
  • 450ml of strawberry juice
  • 15-18 very ripe strawberries
  • cream for decoration

Put 6 tsp of boiling water into a jug. Sprinkle on the gelatine and then whisk carefully until it dissolves.

Pour in the jug and whisk making sure it is all mixed in.

Pull the green hulls out of the strawberries. Use a knife to cut them into slices or small chunks

Put some pieces of strawberry into 6 glasses leaving a few for decoration at the end. Pour the juice into 6 glasses, filling them almost to the top. Put them on a plate and leave in the fridge to set. They will take about 4 hours to set.

When the jellies are set, decorate with whipped cream and the extra strawberries

I added a little strawberry cream liquor to mine;

Strawberry Jelly Recipe

Strawberry Martini Recipe

You will need;

  • 50ml vodka
  • 100ml strawberry cream liquor – I recommend Aldi’s Strawberry Cream Liquor here

Add the vodka and liquor to a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Always use a measure and never free pour. Shake until cold and then pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a strawberry on the side.

Strawberry Martini

For more recipes by The Very Hungry Charlotte, see here.

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