Strawberries with set cream recipe

Neil Perry
Strawberries with set cream.
Strawberries with set cream. 
Dietary
Kid-friendly

The set cream dessert is so simple and it's wonderful with lots of different fruits. Just choose whatever looks good and is in season.

Ingredients

4 leaves gelatine (gold strength)

800ml pouring cream

60g caster sugar

1 tbsp each of rose water and orange-flower water

500g strawberries, quartered

3 tbsp caster sugar

1½ tbsp brandy or other spirit

Method

1. Soak gelatine in cold water until soft, remove excess water.

2. Bring 600ml cream to a gentle simmer. Remove from heat and add 60g sugar and gelatine. Whisk until gelatine is dissolved.

3. Add rose water and orange-flower water then pour through a sieve into a 1-litre serving dish. Chill for at least 4 hours.

4. About 30 minutes before serving, combine strawberries, 3 tbsp sugar and brandy, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved.

5. Spoon strawberries over set cream; drizzle with remaining pouring cream.