strawberry violet verrine

I had some wonderful strawberries earlier this year which I wanted to do something a bit special with.

I kept it fairly simple – the strawberries (apart from a few which i kept as a garnish) were mixed with violet syrup and a little caster sugar. I then mixed together some mascarpone and some (no-fat) Greek yoghurt – you can use any combination of creamy loveliness, depending what you have in. The mascarpone yoghurt mix was layered, with the strawberries in the middle. a grating of violet chocolate from Rococo and a few strawberries to garnish were the finishing touches.

This took c10 minutes to pull together and was eaten almost immediately -  the violet makes it taste exotic and, if your strawberries are good, it is all you need to make something simple taste a little bit special.