Strawberries are our favourite summer fruit – while they might hit the supermarket shelves early in the year, we love the plump, juicy, British-grown berries that arrive around late June. Of course, strawberries have long been synonomous with Wimbledon, ever since the very first tournament in 1877.
We've gathered our favourite recipes to help you celebrate, from refreshing ice lollies to Eton Mess – and even a salad!
strawberry cream pink profiteroles
How pretty are these strawberry cream pink profiteroles? Light choux pastry is filled with a thick mixture of strawberries and cream, and finished with glossy pink icing. Who could resist, we ask?
strawberry, feta and pine nut salad
Strawberries are surprisingly versatile, as this tasty salad demonstrates. Salty feta is delicious mixed with the sweet berries, peppery rocket and crunchy pine nuts – the perfect summer salad to enjoy al fresco.
These individual strawberry desserts are perfect for using up that punnet of juicy strawberries. With a ginger biscuit base, silky custard and caramel-dipped strawberries, what's not to love? These will seriously impress dinner party guests, or put a decadent spin on a weekday supper.
Strawberries and cream mini lollies
Perfect for children and adults alike, these strawberries and cream mini lollies would go down perfectly on a warm summer's afternoon. Made with just three ingredients; strawberries, milk and vanilla extract, they are so easy to make. Plus you could try mixing up the recipe with mango or blueberry instead.
Basil & strawberry cupcakes
Fresh basil with its peppery notes works perfectly with sweet flavours as well as savoury. You could try adding it to a lemon drizzle cake, or in a watermelon salad. But we love it best paired with strawberries. This basil and strawberry cupcake recipe is totally delicious and makes for a sophisticated bake if you're trying to impress.
eton mess with a twist
Nothing hails the start of summer quite like that classic English dessert, Eton Mess. Make it even more seasonal with this twist: purée some of your strawberries with a splash of elderflower cordial, before mixing with whipped cream and meringue.
For a homebaked (and pretty indulgent) treat, these shortcakes are filled with cream and fresh strawberries, making a lovely dessert or teatime treat. Perfect for serving alongside some bubbly whilst watching the tennis!
Strawberry & elderflower trifle
Strawberries, custard, Swiss roll, jelly, hints of elderflower - is there anything more typically English than this strawberry & elderflower trifle? You could make your own custard, or if you're short on time, shop-bought would do just as well. Serve up for a summer Sunday lunch dessert.