Strawberries and cream! That’s the flavour of English summer, reminiscent of sunny days and fresh grass. It’s such a simple combination, but so perfect! We don’t know anybody who doesn’t like it. This recipe adds some floral notes to the classic dessert, with sweet rose geranium and earthy chamomile creating a lovely and mellow quartet of flavours.
I’d like some strawberries with my cream, please!
- punnet of strawberries
- 250ml double cream or whipping cream
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp Lahloo Calming Chamomile (our blend of chamomile and lavender)
- a handful of rose geranium leaves
Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until gently bubbling. Remove from heat. Add chamomile and let it infuse. Cover it and let it cool down, leaving for at least 2 hours.
Wash and chop the strawberries in quarters, adding 2 tbsp sugar and the crushed geranium leaves. Refrigerate to allow the flavours to soak in.
Strain the cream into a bowl, adding 1 tbsp sugar. Beat it! (soft peaks will form when it’s ready!).
Serve the strawberries with a dollop of whipped cream and a rose geranium leaf. Enjoy! (Champagne is optional).