For many of us it´s strawberry season right now. The pleasure of eating a sweet juicy strawberry on its own, or covered in whipped cream is something very special. And of course we can mix them into cakes, turn them into jam…well, the possibilities are almost endless.
Sometimes though you fancy a bowlful of strawberry deliciousness but you need it NOW. Here´s a little dish of strawberries that´s not too naughty and quick to pull together and hit the spot last night when we fancied a little midnight feast (hence the dark shot)!
- Half a cup of thick creamy natural yogurt (I used Greek)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar (optional)
- About half a dozen strawberries, sliced
- A drizzle of honey
- A splash of framboise (raspberry) liqueur – optional
Stir the sugar (if using) into the yogurt, pile the strawberries on top, splash on the liqueur, drizzle the honey over then find yourself a nice quiet spot to sit and enjoy a little indulgence and a moment of peace all to yourself.
64 thoughts on “Speedy Strawberry Delight”
The frambise is not an optional ingredient 🙂 I often give a bowl of fruit a gloop or two of a fruit liqueur, I find it adds the je ne sais quio 🙂 And that bowl of fresh picked strawberries has me drooling, so I’ll just go and clean up after myself
Well, have to say, I agree! A little splash adds a lot of flavour to something simple! No more drooling now…people are starting to look and point 😉
I’m a real fan of those wonderful “alcools blancs” like framboise, poire william, quetsch and the rest. They transform simple fruit desserts into something magical.
And with a little glass of something sparkly, some of the liqueurs make bubbles into something very special!
That looks very tasty!!!!
It was indeed!
Nice recipe and an excuse to get some framboise. Enjoying the blog…
A good excuse indeed! Glad you are enjoying and thanks for subscribing 🙂
Well..I just had a bit of a craving, and sometimes you have to give in!
I love the way that they throw them into carrier bags in the markets. That recipe looks deliciously simple and ingenious. Raspberry liqueur, mm! Limencello would be good too, I reckon. 🙂
I reckon most sweet liqueurs would be pretty exciting with strawberries!
Simple and good…and I have strawberries growing on my balcony.
Oooh – that is exciting! We had some here for a couple of years but they went a bit wild and I decided I wanted more space for my tomatoes!
This sounds lovely and is particularly handy to me as it accommodates the odd handful of strawberries that I can pick at this time of year. I dream of having buckets of them for jam, but this is consolation indeed!
It´s true, when you grow them you rarely get a kilo at a time!
perfick and the splash of liquer,,, divine .. Pass the Boli darling!! c
Ooh, yes please!
Yummy! I love mine soaked in red wine with a dash of pepper 🙂
That sounds unusual and delicious – will have to give it a go!
Delicioussssssss 🙂 Thank you dear Chica, love, nia
Thank you Nia!
Yum! I picked up probably our last pint of strawberries for the year today. And Steve ate them all before I had a chance to do anything with them!
Sometimes plain and simple is best!
Yep, that’ll do it for me! 🙂
Everything tastes better with a little splash of liqueur or wine 🙂 A lovely summer dessert!
Definitely – and it was perfect for the heat we´re having!
Fabulous! I all to often fall into that I want it NOW category.
I think there are a few of us!
I need it NOW!!!!
I know that feeling!
That picture looks so enticing, Tanya. And, to think, I’ve been wondering what to do with that bottle of framboise. OK, not really but anytime I’ll take full advantage of every opportunity to mix fruit with booze. 🙂
Framboise can be a good alternative to cassis for a Kir Impérial 😉
I agree, it´s one of my favourite drinks and I don´t feel guilty mixing it up here as we can rarely get French champagne (soooo expensive) but have amazing cava!
Fruit with booze is always good – booze with booze is even better!
How lovely and summery 😉
It was…a summer midnight feast!
Oh yes…definitely need that splash of framboise! Looks so tempting! 🙂
Most people seem to agree over the framboise!
Aah, I bet that splash of framboise really makes it! Beautiful little snack – fast, creamy and yet almost healthy! 😀
And I think the little splash of framboise is probably packed with vitamins and antioxidants (or whatever raspberries are full of) 😉
Bueno, qué pinta!!!
Mañana mismo me hago con una cesta de fresas 😉
¡Es la época de las fresas!
Hi T, Oh yummy!! I must stop visiting your blog late at night. I think it would be better if I just popped over and raided your fridge instead.
Have a great weekend.
My fridge is often quite scary as it´s generally quite full…I´d have to show you all the little secret things I have tucked away inside it!
oh wow! I want one!! I’ve never heard of vanilla sugar, I suppose I could use regular sugar yes? I bet the honey just rounds out the sweetness huh? I just bought a new box of strawberries, most likely less sweet than yours but at least I can get sorta fresh ones.
on a different note…I hope you don’t mind a techy kind of question. I tried to put the flag counter that you’ve got on your blog onto my blog but I cannot figure it out. Is it a widget where you put the URL? or some place else? I tried an image widget but that didn’t work. thanks if you can help(and if you see this!)
Vanilla sugar is just regular sugar with a used vanilla pod (for eg if you´ve made custard, you just dry it off and then pop it into a jar of sugar and leave it for a few weeks). But yes, regular sugar would be fine too!
The instructions for the flag counter were sent to me by the lovely Chgo John, so I will dig them out and send them to your e-mail address. I don´t think he´ll mind…but thanks will be due to him and not me when you sort it out!
It looks so lovely. I could eat a whole bowlful right now and definitely with the added optional ingredient! x
It seems we all want the added extra!
OK so I need me some strawberries. Right. Um where’s the jet? Sigh. Will wait until summer or try with another fruit – the latter will have to do for now. :o))
Best to wait methinks….strawberries out of season are never as good as they look…or use something more seasonal and dream of summer!
Heheh, me harte de fresas ayer! I grabbed two handfuls of strawberries, clutched the sugar bowl to my chest, and sat next to the window to eat away. I love sprinkling sugar on cut strawberries, allowing some time for the juice and sugar to make a nice syrupy strawberry dessert, but yesterday morning I just couldnt wait and dipped the strawberries right into the sugar bowl, happily double dipping. D-Man was very happy (heheh, not) to discover pink clumps of sugar when he woke up and prepared his coffee. 0:)
I think D-Man should have considered himself very lucky to find clumps of strawberry flavoured sugar to add to his coffee!
Oh how lovely. Simple and just wonderful. I love berry season.
You have so many lovely and inspiring recipes on your site…will have to go back to them!
I love how easy and quick it is, the perfect summer dessert no oven , no heat
Exactly – sometimes it´s just to hot to cook “properly”!
Totally yummy! And just a teeny bit naughty!
Yes, just naughty enough to be fun!
Love simple desserts like this
Doesn´t get too much simpler..but it was gorgeous!