Sunday, 1 July 2012


It's that time of year again for tennis, strawberries and rain!!!
I have only been to Wimbledon once in my life and that was 28 years ago in my final days of school. I remember it well though. The sun shone and it was a scorcher. I wore sunglasses all day and ended up with a big ribbing from class mates for having "panda" eyes and we all got star struck seeing Cliff Richard watch Sue Barker play.
Ahh the good ole days! 
Nowadays I dont tend to take much interest in sport tho still enjoy a lovely bowl of strawberries and cream in summer.

This week one of our customers treated us to some strawberries that she had picked from a local farm. Sam said to me could i make something wonderful with them!! I dont quite know about wonderful but i could definately make something!

Just by chance we had made a chocolate sponge the day before that had broken in half as we tried to wrap it. So i broke it further into chunky pieces and put in the bottom of a sundae glass.
I then sliced the strawberries and put on top.
I  melted 200g plain chocolate in a pan and  slowly stirred in 150ml boiling water and 3 tbsps strawberry jam. Once all combined i poured over my strawberry/sponge and filled the glass. I put them to cool and set in the fridge.
When they had set i piped on some stiffly whisked double cream and sprinkled with chocolate shavings.

Comment of the day today from a customer was that "the trifle was to die for!"  How chuffed was i!!!
I'm entering this post into handmade monday blog link, why dont you pop along for a great read and creative inspiration!
Thanks for popping by.


  1. Oh that looks delicious as you said strawberries and cream with chocolate!

  2. Oh, yum, yum, yum. Gorgeous strawberries. Hope you have a good week.

  3. Wow, it looks and sounds completely delicious!

  4. I am on my way... there is some left isn't there? Stares wistfully at the screen :)

  5. yuuuuuuuuuuuum! your trifle looks and sounds scrumptious :)

  6. Very inventive - I am impressed. It sounds gorgeous.

  7. Trifle is my favourite ever dessert and that looks divine!

  8. Im so hungry now, must eat chocolate

  9. This looks absolutely delicious ! I shall try it very soon...

  10. My strawberries have done so badly,and the slugs so well, that looking at your trifle is probably the closest I'll get this year!

  11. I might try that as our strawberries are doing really well. (all the slugs must be having a party at Helens!)
    The offer still stands for you to come and be my chef.....heck, I will upgrade you from the cupboard and you can stay in Daisy. :0D

  12. Oh I am sooo hungry know looking at your lovely desert. I always need a recipe book, you are so clever. Have a lovely week. Ali x

    1. I meant now not know. My fingers type faster than I think!

  13. The strawberries look delicious, well done in turning something that hasn't worked into something that works well, and so tasty too.

    Jan x

  14. Many thanks to you all for popping by and leaving lovely comments.Much appreciated x

  15. Oh my! They look yummy!!!! The sundaes/trifle are making me drool!!! I must have a go myself and make for my friends one night :)