After many years of the berry market being flooded by cheaper imports, the humble British strawberry is making a comeback. So, in our duty to support our local growers we should all eat as many as we possibly can each season!
Whether we’re picking up a punnet from a makeshift stall by the side of the road, browsing our local farmers market or picking our own (two for the basket, one for me) we can’t get enough! Delicious straight from the punnet, smashed with meringue in our Eton Mess or garnishing our favourite tipple there’s always a great use for a berry or two.
Try our super easy, and tasty, Berry Brioche recipe. Good any time of day, this combination of textures and flavours gives a different take on cream tea, is a quick and delicious pudding or makes a lovely treat for breakfast. Bring on the berries!
Berry Brioche – Serves 4
In a large bowl mix together the berries and sugar. Mash lightly with a fork and leave for 5 minutes.
In another bowl mix together the yoghurt, mascarpone, lemon zest and juice and set aside.
Cut the brioche in to thick-ish slices and toast on both sides, allow 2 slices per person.
To serve, put a heaped tablespoon of mixed berries, a dollop of the mascarpone mix and a drizzle of honey on top of each slice of brioche.