I joked about a second blog post this week, but look – I actually followed through! This post is a long time in making. I had a delicious orange panna cotta with a strawberry sauce in Clancys last year and knew I had to recreate it at home.
I know what you’re thinking, more strawberries! I just can’t resist them, there is always a punnet of them in my fridge when they are at their peak. The thing is, I have no problem using them in breakfasts or sweet desserts but struggled for a long time with using them in savoury food.
Nothing says Summer to me more than the arrival of Irish Strawberries in the shops. Or even better, the “Wexford Strawberries & New Potatoes for sale” signs on the roadside. I know we can get imported strawberries all year round now but they just don’t have the same flavour.
Simple Strawberry Slice – nothing like a bit of alliteration to excite the nerd in me. I thought it was time for another sweet recipe and with strawberries really at their peak right now, a simple recipe is the best way to show them off.
I will be forever grateful to Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen for coining the phrase ‘everyday cake’. This Rhubarb and Strawberry Cake is for when you just want cake. No fuss, you don’t want to impress anyone, just cake to have with a cuppa.