Strawberry Cake

DessertServes 8

# Slice Victoria sponge cake into three. # Use the gateaux moulds to cut the sponge cake. # Place one sponge in the bottom of the mould. # Followed by 2 dessert spoons of strawberry ice cream. # Repeat to layer the cake finishing with the ice cream. # Place sliced strawberries on the top with crushed chocolate. # Serve immediately.

Low Fat Strawberry Cheesecake Pots

DessertServes 6

# Crumble 75g (3oz) light digestive biscuits into a bowl, not too fine. Divide the crumbs between 6 wine glasses or small tumblers. # Place 200g (7oz) Carnation Condensed Milk Light (half a can) into a bowl and add the zest and juice of 1 lemon and 1tsp vanilla extract (optional). Stir together until the mixture has thickened. # Whisk 150g (51/2oz) extra light cream cheese and 150g tub 0% fat Greek yogurt in a small bowl until smooth then fold into the thickened condensed milk, don't over beat. Spoon the creamy mixture over the biscuits. Chill for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. # Chop 250g (9oz) fresh strawberries, mix with 3tbsp strawberry jam and top the cheesecakes with the fruit to serve.

Baby shower smoothie

DrinkServes 1

Devised by Raisthorpe Manor to commemorate the birth of the royal baby this cocktail is a majestic muddle of summer fruit by blending Raisthorpe Raspberry Gin Liqueur with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, crushed raspberries or strawberries, and ice-cubes.

Strawberry Pannacotta

DessertServes 4

*For The Strawberry Jelly* In a pan, bring the puree, lemon juice and basil to a boil. Add the gelatine, dissolve, then sieve. Pour 1/2cm depth of the sieved mixture into each panna cotta mould and set in the fridge. *For The Panna Cotta* (Prepare the day before) Place the cream, milk, sugar and star anise in a heavy bottomed saucepan on a medium heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and set aside for one hour to infuse. Sieve, then return to the pan and bring back to a boil. Stir in the gelatine and set aside. When the jelly is set and the panna cotta mix is lukewarm, pour onto the jelly and return to the fridge to set, preferably overnight. *For The Strawberry Glass* (Prepare the day before) Bring the puree to a boil, ass the Isomalt and boil for five minutes. Spread thinly onto a silicone mat (so you can see through it) and bake overnight in the oven at 55 C. When it's ready it will be translucent and crisp. Break into shards and store in an airtight container. *For the Strawberry Sorbet* (Prepare in advance and freeze) Blend the strawberries with the sugar and lemon, then bring to a boil in a pan. Leave to cool then add to an ice cream machine and churn. *For The Pebbles* Whip the egg whites into soft peaks. Add the caster sugar until a firm meringue is achieved. Add the lime juice. Divide the egg white mixture into two, add the almonds and poppy seeds into one half and then fold in the other half. Place into a piping bag and pipe little drops (of 2 to 3cm circumference) onto a silicone mat. Put in the oven at 110 C for 90 minutes until dried out. Store in an airtight container. *For The Short Crumb Base* Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until fine crumbs are achieved. Bake for eight minutes at 190 C until golden brown. Set aside to cool and place in an airtight container until needed. *For The Marinade* Boil the purees, peppercorns, vinegar and lime juice. Sieve, blend, cool. Dice the strawberries and drop them into the marinade. Leave for one hour. *To Serve* Run the moulds under the hot water tap for a few seconds to release the panna cottas. Assemble as in picture.

Jake’s Vanilla and Berry Cheesecake

DessertServes 8

1. Lightly grease the sides of a round cake tin with a small amount of olive oil. 2. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for at least 5 minutes 3. Crush the biscuits and add the melted butter 4. Compact the biscuit as much as possible into the cake tin 5. Chop 12-13 strawberries in half and slot these around the sides of the cake with the flat side of the strawberries touching the side of the tin 6. Place the cake tin in the fridge to set the biscuit base 7. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pods and mix in with the cream cheese and caster sugar 8. Whip 300ml double cream 9. Heat 100ml of cream just before boiling point 10. Squeeze out as much water from the gelatine as possible and add to the hot cream. 11. Add the hot cream and gelatine mix to the cheese, vanilla and sugar mixture 12. Add the whipped cream and then fold into the mixture 13. Remove the cake tin from the fridge and add in the cheesecake mixture. 14. Use a spatula to create a smooth flat surface. 15. Place the cheesecake in the fridge and leave for at least 4 hours 16. When releasing the cheesecake from the cake tin, simply use a flat pointy knife and carefully go around the sides of the cheesecake 17. Lightly push down on the top of the cheesecake and slowly release the cheesecake 18. Decorate the top of the cheesecake with the rest of the berries however you like.