Strawberry season starts 1st May

April 30, 2018

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According to the growers’ association British Summer Fruits (BSF), the strawberry season officially starts on May 1.

Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits across the globe and St. Dalfour strawberry preserve is always one of our most popular spreads. It is easy to understand why; rich in antioxidants, strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K, folic acid, manganese, potassium and dietary fibre.

At St. Dalfour, we gently cook our strawberries in the tradition of the French countryside to conserve the natural flavour of the fruit. Our fruit spread is sweetened only by natural grape juice concentrate, no cane sugar is used, hence it is called a spread and not a jam (a preserve has to contain 60% sugar to be called a jam).

With no artificial flavourings, no artificial colouring and no preservatives, you get the whole fruit benefit and a more authentic flavour from your St. Dalfour strawberry spread.

A traditional British summer conjures up images of strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, or a classic afternoon tea with warm scones topped with strawberry jam and clotted cream. So, why not treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea with St. Dalfour strawberry spread. Or how about another British traditional – Eton Mess, with a St. Dalfour twist. Try our tasty and simple recipes below:

Eton Mess

Enhance a classic British dessert by replacing sugar with St. Dalfour spread for a richer strawberry flavour.

  • 6 readymade meringue nests – broken up
  • 600ml double cream – whipped into stiff peaks
  • 500g strawberries – hulled and chopped
  • 2 tsp St. Dalfour strawberry spread

Fold the St. Dalfour strawberry spread and meringues into the whipped cream. Gently fold in the chopped strawberries saving a few for decoration. Spoon into glasses and garnish with the remaining strawberries.

Strawberry Smoothie

Blend ingredients together until smooth (add some crushed ice if using fresh strawberries). Makes 1-2 servings

Or try one of our old favourites, Strawberry tarts.