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Share your favourite strawberry recipes, hints and hacks with Lidl - chance to win vouchers NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 14-Jul-16 14:39:32

Strawberries are a staple part of a good British summer, and Lidl’s new advert (watch below) shows the journey Lidl’s Scottish strawberries take from farm to table.



At Lidl, we love our fresh British produce, and strawberries are no different. All Lidl strawberries are hand-picked and checked for prime ripeness, and the pickers aim to have them on Lidl shelves within just 48-hours for your freshness.

So with strawberries the hero of summer, Lidl want to hear about your favourite strawberry dishes, drinks and hacks. We’re searching for little twists to the classic strawberries and cream, right through to the biggest summer showstoppers. Perhaps your strawberry speciality is a refreshing drink, adding them to a salad for a picnic twist, or you have a fool-proof tip for hulling. Whatever your tip or recipe is, Lidl want to hear how you use and celebrate, the staple of summer.

Add your ideas and recipes below and you'll be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £50 Lidl vouchers. Any photos are very, very welcome – and of course, we’d love to hear what your little food critics think too!

Thanks and good luck.

MNHQ

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WhizzPopper Thu 14-Jul-16 16:11:11

A tip I learnt for hulking strawberries is to push a straw from the bottom all the way through and it takes the core out for you.

WhizzPopper Thu 14-Jul-16 16:11:42

Hulling strawberries not hulking!

SweetPeaPods Thu 14-Jul-16 16:15:17

Use leftover berries in jam. Same weight jam to sugar (I use jam sugar) plus some lemon juice. Very easy.

bambooleaves Thu 14-Jul-16 16:19:01

Strawberry purée/sauce is so simple (just purée and mix with some sugar) great on top of a vanilla cheesecake or ice cream!

digimummy Thu 14-Jul-16 16:33:57

Mushed strawberries, mint and lemonade make amazing ice lollys!

MummyBtothree Thu 14-Jul-16 17:16:26

Eton mess is my favourite way to use fresh strawberries....yum!.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Thu 14-Jul-16 17:16:42

Strawberry & white chocolate cheesecake

175g shortbread biscuits, broken into crumbs
50g unsalted butter, softened
200g white chocolate, melted
300g cream cheese
200g fromage frais
225g strawberries, roughly chopped

mix biscuits with butter then press into base & sides of 20cm springform tin. Chill.
Melt white chocolate.
Beat cream cheese & fromage frais together until smooth & thick. Add chocolate & strawberries.
Spoon filling into biscuit case, level top & chill for 4 hours until set.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Thu 14-Jul-16 17:17:36

And ditto WhizzPopper's tip for using a straw to get children to hull strawberries.

CopperPan Thu 14-Jul-16 18:14:12

DCs love making dipped strawberries - mix honey and greek yoghurt together. Dip strawberries into the yoghurt mix and put in freezer for half an hour. Take out the strawberries and dip them again in the yoghurt and roll them in crushed toasted hazelnuts. Put in fridge for a couple of hours, then it's ready as a healthy snack.

hormental Thu 14-Jul-16 18:21:16

Strawberry daiquiris! Blitz strawberries in a blender (only Scottish strawberries will do as they truly are the tastiest). Add crushed ice and white rum or tequila. Amazing. Kids can enjoy too without the booze added. Mmmmm I love strawberries

ShatnersBassoon Thu 14-Jul-16 18:24:13

It's got to be Eton mess for me too. With clotted cream blush

Roseformeplease Thu 14-Jul-16 18:41:09

If strawberries are a little tasteless, squeeze a lemon over them and leave for 20 minutes - really brings out the flavour.m

forkhandles4candles Thu 14-Jul-16 18:42:34

If the strawberries taste good then a little whipped cream is all you need.

vickyors Thu 14-Jul-16 18:44:52

Mash strawberries into orange juice, then put them in ice lolly makers.. Perfect ice lollies, and you know what's in them!

LifeIsGoodish Thu 14-Jul-16 18:46:33

Never buy Elsanta. Buy British-grown strawberries, in season, Eve/Sweet Eve varieties. Eat at room temperature, slowly savouring the delight.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 14-Jul-16 18:56:40

Freeze wine, crush it up in a blender with plenty of strawberries. Drink.

billybear Thu 14-Jul-16 19:32:18

just washed with icecream, love strawberrys

TheSpottedZebra Thu 14-Jul-16 20:02:38

I think putting a teeny bit of black pepper on strawbs is fairly well known?
But even better is a bit of szechuan pepper. Yum.

Fumnudge Thu 14-Jul-16 20:07:30

Rumpot! All summer fruits but mainly strawberries, dark rum, save til winter then lustily drink it grin

scrivette Thu 14-Jul-16 20:13:23

A sprinkle of sugar and cream or Eton Mess.

sharond101 Thu 14-Jul-16 20:36:17

Raspberry/Strawberryoatsquares

225gselfraisingflour
175gbutter
175grolledoats
175gcastersugar
1tinraspberriesorstrawberriesinjuice

Preheatovento200/Gas6.
Greasea28cmx18cmbakingtray/tinorlinewithparchmentpaper.
Rubtogetherflourandspreadthenstirinoatsandsugar.
Tomakeasoftertextureadd2-3tbspjuicefromtinoffruits.Foracrispertextureomitthisstep.
Pressmixintothebakingtin.
Drainfruitandscatteroverthetopofthebake.
Patdownwiththebackofaspoon.
Bakeforapproximately15minutesuntilitbeginstobrownandset.
Coolthenslice.

YellowShockedFace Thu 14-Jul-16 20:42:07

Make a basic Victoria sponge cake. Chop up the strawberries and add to the icing filling. Sprinkle some icing sugar on top and some big strawberries too. The strawberry's juices and sugar mix and taste amazing!
All it needs is some Lidl clotted cream. Only 100000 calories a slice. grin

CMOTDibbler Thu 14-Jul-16 21:03:44

Took me ages to realise that if I was slicing strawberries, then folding back the leaves and holding that end, then slicing from the pointy end was less wasteful and quicker.

As a treat, I use the strawberry huller gadget to cone out the centre of a strawberry, pipe in a mixture of marscapone and whipped cream, then dip into digestive crumbs

foxessocks Thu 14-Jul-16 21:11:11

Strawberries are best served just with double cream and nothing else! No sugar required they should be sweet enough. I really want some strawberries now!

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