A head chef from Sheffield has cooked up a strawberry tea recipe to help breast cancer patients.
Breast Cancer Care’s Strawberry Tea campaign, backed by The Star, raises money to support anybody diagnosed with the disease.
Lee Crookes, head chef at The Rutland Hotel, Broomhill, has devised a recipe for six people, for strawberry mille feuille with black pepper strawberries, to encourage others to host their own strawberry tea parties.
Lee said: “It’s really yummy and the perfect treat to serve up at a strawberry tea party.”
People in Sheffield are being urged to throw their own tea parties throughout the summer in support of the campaign.
Events can be held anywhere throughout June, July and August, at home, in workplaces, at clubs or in community halls.
n For a fundraising pack, call 0870 1649422.
500g ready-made puff pastry; 5 tbsp icing sugar;
300ml double cream; ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp caster sugar
500g strawberries, sliced
500g chopped strawberries; 200ml water;
100g caster sugar; 1 tsp cracked black pepper
Preheat the oven 200c gas 6. Roll pastry out to 5mm thick. Cut into rectangles and place on to a non-stick baking sheet. Dust with icing sugar and place in the oven for 15 minutes until well glazed and well risen. Place cream, caster sugar and vanilla extract into a bowl and whisk until stiff peaks are formed. Slice the pastry in half, place the cream and strawberries on and make a triple deck sandwich. Dust with remaining icing sugar. Place in the middle of plate and dress with compote.
For the compote place water, sugar and pepper in a thick bottomed pan. Bring to the boil, add strawberries and reduce until a syrup is formed.