Strawberries & rose, what could be a more summery combination? (or while we wait for summer to actually get here..)
This is a beautiful summer dessert – and the latest in the Updating Provencal Classics series – that, in my book, makes for a perfect, unfussy finish to a meal in Provence.
I used lemon thyme from my little garden to add a herbaceous note to this dish, which prevents it from being too sweet.
You can use regular flavorful thyme as well (or elderflower or lavender etc).
And yes, pick a rose wine you will also want to drink since you will have much of it “left over!” (here is where I wink at you 😉
This dessert works especially well with a wine with notes of strawberries and other fruits.
- 1 punnet sweet, ripe strawberries
- 1.5 glass of rose wine
- 2 Tablespoons of sugar
- 0.5 teaspoons vanilla or vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons St Germain liqueur
- 4 sprigs lemon thyme (optional)
- Hull and half the strawberries. In a medium sized bowl, dress them with wine, sugar, vanilla, and St Germain. Mix well to combine,
- Let the berries macerate overnight, covered and in the fridge.
- Serve lightly chilled and topped with lemon thyme (or other herbs).
Serve the strawberries in bowls or short glasses.