Stunning Strawberry Dessert Recipes
1. - Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake
Wimbledon inspired, easy summer desserts don’t get much easier, or tastier, than this one. To give it an even greater nod to the famous tournament, we’ve included shortbread biscuits as a nod to Britain’s most recent Men’s Singles Champion, Andy Murray.
Take a packet of shortbread fingers and using a rolling pin, crush the biscuits into thick crumbs. Take a 20cm deep round cake tin and line with greaseproof paper, before filling the bottom of the tin with a thin layer of your crushed shortbread.
In a large mixing bowl, beat 400g of cream cheese until a light fluffy texture is achieved, before adding in 150g of caster sugar and gradually add 400g of double cream and beat until stiff peaks form.
Now prep your strawberries. The classic way to serve authentic Wimbledon strawberries and cream is to mix whole, de-stemmed strawberries with lemon juice and sugar. You’ll need a 300g punnet full for the cake and the presentation. Once prepared, halve enough of your strawberries that you can line the edge of your tin, so that the wider end of the strawberries rest on the shortbread base, and the cut half rests on the inner edge of the tin. Add whole strawberries evenly spaced across the rest of your base, before topping with your cream cheese mix. Leave to refrigerate for 5 hours, then top with a handful of your chopped strawberries and serve.