Summer strawberries dessert recipe

Summer strawberries with basil strawberry jus, mascarpone and crumble crunch

Summer strawberries with basil strawberry jus, mascarpone and crumble crunch
Summer strawberries with basil strawberry jus, mascarpone and crumble crunch
Cut the strawberries in half sideways and mix the top halves with the sugar and basil leaves.
Cut the strawberries in half sideways and mix the top halves with the sugar and basil leaves.
Whip the cream into soft peaks, and then sift with the icing sugar.
Whip the cream into soft peaks, and then sift with the icing sugar.
In a separate bowl, mix the lemon zest, mascarpone and whipped cream.
In a separate bowl, mix the lemon zest, mascarpone and whipped cream.
Mix the butter, flour and sugar for the crumble crunch until the mixture resembles chunky breadcrumbs.
Mix the butter, flour and sugar for the crumble crunch until the mixture resembles chunky breadcrumbs.
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Tunji Oladipo at Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel
‘The strawberry is the star here – the other ingredients enhance without overpowering them. When buying strawberries, smell them first: good strawberries have a vivid aroma. Look out for green tops – not a good sign.’

Ingredients
For the basil strawberry jus
500g strawberries
A handful of basil leaves
25g sugar

For the lemon mascarpone cream
250g whipping cream
250g mascarpone
Zest of 1 lemon
50g icing sugar

For the crumble crunch
150g all-purpose flour
100g unsalted, chilled butter,
cut into cubes
50g sugar

Method
1 Cut the strawberries in half sideways and mix the top halves with the sugar and basil leaves.

2 Place in a saucepan, cover and set on a low heat for 10 minutes. Strain and set aside. Keep the bottom half of the strawberries for later.

3 Whip the cream into soft peaks, and then sift with the icing sugar.

4 In a separate bowl, mix the lemon zest, mascarpone and whipped cream.

5 Mix the butter, flour and sugar for the crumble crunch until the mixture resembles chunky breadcrumbs.

6 Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.

7 Assemble in a glass, with remaining strawberries and jus on the bottom, topped with mascarpone and crumble.

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