Many have the small, nice forest strawberries in the garden. They don’t have the same rich sweet taste like their big brother strawberries, but they can be very delicious in cakes, tarts and salads. As a preserve they are delicious preserved raw and are scrummy with pancakes, yogurt, trifle and ice cream or with a twist of some edible flowers. In this recipe we twisted them with lavender.
Raw preserved forest strawberries with lavender flowers
200 grams of strawberries
80 grams of cane sugar
Juice from 1 lime
1 tbsp. of lavender flowers
Rinse and nip the green stalk of the strawberries. Put the berries into a bowl and stir while adding the sugar and lime juice and leave it to steep for one hour. Then mash half of the strawberries with a fork or spoon and mix it with the whole berries. Enjoy the raw preserved strawberries as a beautiful summer dessert with whipped cream and macaroons. The raw preserved strawberries can last in the refrigerator for about 5 days.
If you have no lavender use other tasteful and edible flowers like the beautiful blue cornflowers.