On the eve of the longest day and the Wimbledon tennis tournament, there is not a better time to turn all thoughts to summer food and eat some fresh strawberries.

Strawberries are a member of the rose family
The average strawberry has 200 seeds
Strawberry is the second most favourite flavour after chocolate.
Strawberries are reported to reduce the symptoms of gout.

Pannacotta with Fresh Strawberries
275mls double cream
275mls milk
80g Golden Castor Sugar
2-3 drops of vanilla extract
2 tsp grated lemon rind
2 heaped teaspoons of gelatine granules
Place the cream, milk and sugar into a pan, and heat until almost boiling
Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla
Place 4 tbsp water into a small bowl, sprinkle over the gelatine granules and microwave for 15-20 seconds. Stir to dissolve.
Add dissolved gelatine to the cream mixture and stir well
Pour cream mixture into 6 ramekins, cool slightly and then leave in the fridge for 2 hours to set.
Once set put a little strawberry coulis onto each panacotta and decorate with fresh strawberries.

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