Isn’t it rather perfect that Valentine’s Day coincides with the strawberry season in Pakistan? This wonderful, juicy, heart-shaped fruit goes with every kind of dessert and has a special affinity with chocolate. Whether you are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your spouse, your friends or your kids, here are some great strawberry based desserts to whip up.
- Chocolate covered strawberries. This is the easiest way to make a great dessert. Melt chocolate and half dip whole strawberries in it. Leave to set in the fridge and you are done. For a pretty twist, you can coat silicone cupcake moulds with melted chocolate and set them in the fridge. Once hardened, carefully peel away the mould and fill the chocolate cup with cut strawberries. Simple and delicious!
- Strawberry compote. Yet another easy way to transform those beautiful strawberries from great to awesome. Hull and slice about two cups of berries and then mix in two tablespoons each of sugar and lemon juice. Cover and leave for about an hour until the strawberries are soft and flavourful and then serve with vanilla ice-cream.