If you are after the ultimate romantic dessert, you have found it! A play on strawberries and cream this classic flavour combo will wow any dinner guest.
Here is what you will need
Ingredients: serves 4
For the Sable Biscuits
100g (3 1/2oz) plain flour
75g (2 1/2oz) unsalted butter
100g (2 1/2oz) superfine/caster sugar
grated zest of 1 lemon
2 egg yolks
For the Syllabub
50g (1 3/4oz) caster sugar
grated zest and juice of 1 orange
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
300ml (10fl oz) double cream
For the Strawberry Coulis
150g (5oz) fresh strawberries
50g (1 3/4oz) icing/confectionary sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
200g (7oz) fresh strawberries, topped and hulled
icing sugar/confectionary sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 200c/400f. To make the biscuits, mix the flour, butter, sugar, lemon zest and egg yolks together in a bowl or food processor until a soft ball of dough has formed. Rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Roll out thinly between to layers of baking paper to prevent sticking. Cut out 8 biscuits with a 7-8cm / 2 3/4 - 3 1/2 inch pastry cutter and bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes. Leave to cool completely.
To make the coulis, hull 200g / 7oz of the strawberries, leave aside for final plating. For the remainder of the strawberries puree in a blender with icing sugar and lemon juice. Pass through a fine sieve and chill the mixture until required.
For the syllabub, combine the sugar, zest, juice from the orange and lemon and mix with the cream. Whisk until it forms soft peaks. Chill until required.
To serve, set down some syllabub on the plate and place down one biscuit, this will help stable the base. Pipe or spoon a few spoonfuls of the syllabub in the centre of the biscuit and surround with the hulled strawberries to make pillars. Fill with more cream and top with the another biscuit. Dust with icing sugar, spoon over the coulis around the plate and garnish with fresh mint. Serve immediately.