Simple and delicious: uncooked strawberry compote with cream


Slice strawberries, or cut into quarters, sprinkle with a little fresh orange juice (I tablespoon to 1lb (500g) fruit) and add caster sugar to taste. Mix thoroughly and leave for an hour or two by which time the strawberries will be resting a fragrant syrup.

Serve mixed with double cream or vanilla ice cream, with shortbread on the side.

Paul Cleave