Three strawberry-themed recipes for Wimbledon

Wimbledon is finally upon us, with the tennis championship kicking off today.

For two weeks we will be glued to our screens, watching top tennis stars battle it out against each other.

Carlos Alcaraz in action against Novak Djokovic in the 2023 Wimbledon men's final

And there’s no better way to celebrate the tennis than with that Wimbledon classic: strawberries.

If you’re bored of whipping up strawberries and cream, there are plenty of sweet desserts that will take things up a notch – like these three simple options.

1. Eton mess tarts

Serves: 8-10


  • 225g plain flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 110g butter
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 600ml double cream
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 30g meringue pieces
  • 10-15 strawberries, diced
  • 150ml strawberry coulis

Eton mess tarts
Eton mess tarts


1. Preheat your oven to 160°C.

2. To create the pastry, add the flour, sugar and butter into a food processor bowl and blend to create a breadcrumb texture.

3. Combine the egg and water in a separate bowl, and add to the mixture. Blend again until it forms a pastry mixture.

4. Transfer the pastry onto a lightly floured work surface and finish bringing the pastry together. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

5. Remove the pastry from the fridge. Roll out to approximately three to four millimetres thick and then cut out disc shapes that are slightly bigger than your tart cases.

6. Lay over the top of each of the tart cases, carefully pushing the pastry in and tucking any excess pastry into the side. Dock the bottom of the pastry with a fork, line with baking paper and fill with baking beans.

7. Refrigerate for a further 20-30 minutes before cooking.

8. Cook the pastry tart cases for 15 to 18 minutes, then remove the baking beans and baking paper and cook for a further five to eight minutes until golden brown.

9. To create the filling, add the cream and sugar to a bowl and whisk until soft peaks are formed. Transfer to a piping bag.

10. To decorate, pipe some of the cream into each tart case and divide the strawberries, meringue pieces and strawberry coulis between the tarts.

2. Strawberry fool

Serves: 4


  • 250ml double cream
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 300g strawberries, diced with stalks removed
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Strawberry fool
Strawberry fool


1. Blend 200g of diced strawberries, lemon juice and 50g of icing sugar, and set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl, add 250ml of double cream and 50g of icing sugar and whisk until soft peaks are formed.

3. Next, fold half of the strawberry puree and the remaining diced strawberries into the cream.

4. Divide the mixture between the serving glasses and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

5. Top with the remaining strawberry puree and serve!

3. Knickerbocker glory

Serves: 4


  • 400ml double cream
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 300g strawberries, diced with stalks removed
  • 200g of raspberries, halved
  • 8 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 a packet of jelly, dissolved and set
  • a handful of hundreds and thousands sprinkles
  • a handful of fresh strawberries
  • a pinch of a mint leaf
  • 1 wafer biscuit

Knickerbocker glory
Knickerbocker glory


1. Add the cream and sugar to a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, whisk the cream until soft peaks are formed. Transfer the whipped cream to the piping bag.

2. Build your knickerbocker glory in layers of jelly, fruit, ice cream and whipped cream.

3. Top with any leftover whipped cream and garnish with hundreds and thousands, a mint leaf, fresh strawberries and a wafer biscuit.

Also read: Simple Strawberry Slice

– With Prudence Wade

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