This time of year, I’m usually in strawberry heaven: I have them in salads, flans, cakes, with muesli, in smoothies, cocktails, with ice cream, juice and my real favourite, fresh; covered in a natural strawberry syrup.
1kg fresh strawberries
250ml caster sugar
a handful of fresh mint leaves
Hull the strawberries and slice them in half.
Add them to a large bowl and sprinkle the caster sugar and torn mint leaves on top.
Give everything a good stir and place in the refrigerator for an hour.
And voila! You have sweet, fresh strawberries covered in their own natural syrup!