Strawberry and macadamia crostata
We can’t go to Italy any time soon but, thanks to Danielle Alvarez, we can taste it. The renowned chef’s rustic crostata dessert is features a perfectly crunchy crust that is a delight against the sweet baked-strawberry and macadamia centre. We highly recommend this one served warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Jump over to Delicious for the recipe.
Frozen strawberries-and-cream popsicles
Is there a better partner to strawberries than cream? Sure, a simple bowl of strawberries and cream is delicious, but as the weather gets warmer, we suggest serving these up as a next-level after-dinner treat. They’re fun, they’re refreshing, and they have a cheeky adults-only addition of Grand Marnier! Just make sure to keep them away from the kiddies. Pop over to Food & Wine for the method.
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Strawberry Snacking Cake
This is called a snacking cake for a reason – we can guarantee you won’t be able to stop yourself going back for more. The combination of sweet, jammy strawberries with the slightly savoury olive-oil flavour is a joyous juxtaposition for the tastebuds – plus it looks damn impressive. Oh, and did we mention there’s a surprise swirl of jam in the cake batter? To get the recipe (and read about the nine tries it took to perfect it), head to Bon Appétit.
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Strawberry mash-up with elderflower crunch
We love a no-bake dessert that can be made in advance – especially one as simple as this. This luxurious layered dessert is similar to a trifle or Eton’s mess and truly heroes strawberries, so you’ll definitely be showing your support! A pinch of black pepper and squeeze of lemon juice enhance the natural sweet and tangy flavours of the strawberries, married beautifully with the elderflower cream and finished with a crunch of gingernut crumble. Get the full details over at SBS Food.
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Raw strawberry slice
With no dairy, no gluten, no refined sugar and no baking required, this raw strawberry and cashew slice ticks a lot of dietary boxes, but doesn’t compromise on flavour. This frozen dessert will give you serious ice-cream cake vibes without the guilt factor – just make sure you prepare it at least one day in advance! Head to Taste for the mouth-watering recipe.
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