Recipe video above. A fabulous strawberry dessert recipe that's quick and easy to assemble! Tender, juicy strawberries smothered in a self-creating strawberry syrup topped with a crumbly topping. The toughest part is deciding what to serve it with - ice cream, cream or custard??
1. Use 1/2 cup if the strawberries are not that sweet or if you have a sweet tooth. Use 1/3 cup if your strawberries are really ripe and sweet.
2. I use a 1.5L / 1.5 Qt / 6 cup, 18 x 26 cm / 7 x 11" oval shape, or thereabouts. A large pie dish should work well. A 20 cm / 8" square pan is too small - you could put leftovers in a ramekin or similar.
3. GENERAL NOTES
* The strawberries will soften and some will break down, some will hold their shape better. That's just the way it is!
* It's really important to wait until you see syrup bubbling up all around the edges of the pan and the top is deep golden as this is the sign that the syrup has thickened adequately in the middle. Otherwise when you break into the crumble, you'll be greeted with a pool of water. IF THIS HAPPENS just put it back in the oven.
* The thickness of the syrup will vary from a perfect syrup consistency to chunky strawberry sauce-like. It just depends on the juiciness of the strawberries. Both are great. Also, it thickens as it cools.
3. Make ahead
- Assemble crumble, cover and set aside (fridge if hot weather). Chop strawberries, store in airtight container. Then toss strawberries in cornflour, sugar, water, vanilla, and assemble crumble. DO NOT leave the strawberries sitting around coated in the sugar, it makes it sweat and soften too much.
4. Nutrition per serving, excludes ice cream.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 8g
Total Carbohydrates 74g
Dietary Fiber 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.