My favourite fruit is strawberries!
Serve them up with some cream and I’m very happy (“,)
Add a bit of meringue for some texture and sweetness and I’m extremely happy (“,)
Add a delicious sweet and sour sauce over it all and I have one of my favourite desserts, EVER!
So I knew I had to share my this deliciousness with you all because, well…..
It is sooooo TASTY (“,)
Oh and so simple to make.
The meringue takes the longest but most of that time is spent in the oven, and that’s when you can get all your other elements ready. Like the sweet and sour strawberry sauce.
SWEET & SOUR SAUCE
Lets just take a moment and appreciate the amazingness of this sauce. It’s sweet and sour and smooth and textured all at the same time. So once it hits your taste buds the party is starting because all our different taste buds are mingling together in the party.
But do you know the best part?
It is so simple to make. I know I say that all the time but come on, putting some strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a pan and letting it turn into a sauce aint much effort or time consuming and the end result out weighs the tiny effort 100x.
THE SILKIEST CREAM
What you have to be careful with is your cream. You have to whip it so it isn’t too runny or too thick so it compliments the crunchy meringue perfectly and drapes silkily over the strawberries with each mouthful. If you watch my video below you can see what I’m talking about in a lot more detail, just remember to keep an eye on your beaters and when they start to make ripples in your cream stop whipping.
THE PERFECT MERINGUE
Let’s get back to our meringue for a moment.
I like to make my meringue so it is crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy like marshmallow in the middle so there are more textures in the dessert. If you prefer to have a more chewy centered meringue turn your oven up from 100C to 110C from the start and leave it to cool in your oven whilst your oven comes to it’s normal temperature.
Oh yeah and we can’t forget the most important element,
The strawberries (“,)
Make sure that they are in season because they will make or break your dessert. Make sure your strawberries smell fruity and are not soft or mushy.
If they don’t smell fruity they are probably not ripe yet.
If they are soft or mushy, they are overripe and too sweet, which means there is no sourness to compliment the sweetness and also the texture is too soft and it will be like eating mush. Whereas if your strawberries have a bit of bite to them they will make the dessert pop and taste amazing (“,)
Watch the video below to see it made in more detail