|Yummy dessert! So quick and easy to make.|
By the time we got home we didn't have a huuuuge amount left but I also found some whipping cream in the fridge and I suddenly remembered a gorgeous looking pudding I came across on Pinterest. It was a Delia Smith recipe and it seemed a bit faffy to me (I like my cakes more instantaneous) but I spied some ready made puff pastry sheets in the supermarket and came up with an idea to try my own version of a Fruit Millefeuille.
The strawberries were a little on the tart side and I wanted to make a syrup to drizzle over the Millefeuille so I used a simple recipe which would encourage the strawberries to make their own syrup and wrapped them up in the fridge till later. I left them for about 4hrs which was the perfect time as they had made a nice bright red juice.
I then made some vanilla bean whipped cream using a recipe my Mum gave me which is essentially 2 tablespoons of sugar and some vanilla beans whipped into cream to create a fluffy sweet pillowy treat. I found a recipe online which suggested freezing your mixing bowl and beaters so I also gave this method a try and it produced some lovely cold whipped cream! Definitely a delicious addition to any summery dessert.
I baked the pastry sheets and layered them with cream and strawberries and then drizzled some of the juice and it was sooo yummy. Even though the recipe looks French I can't help but feeling this dish seemed very British so it was the perfect pudding for our jubilee weekend meal. I'd definitely recommend making it - it's so simple and the strawberries in syrup can be used in a variety of ways so I know what I'm doing next time I have them leftover!