Simple can be best, even in the finest hotels – like this delicious way with strawberries from the Dunbrody kitchen garden shows.


Serves 4

 3 ½ oz / 100g / ½ cup mascarpone cheese

1oz / 30g / 2 scant US tablespoons caster sugar

4fl oz / 100ml / ½ cup double cream, whipped

2floz / 50 ml / ¼ cup Grand Marnier

14oz / 400g strawberries, halved

2 ½ oz / 60g / 4 US tablespoons brown sugar



 Mix the mascarpone cheese and sugar together in a bowl until it forms a creamy texture; fold in the whipped cream and Grand Marnier. Divide this mixture between four espresso coffee cups or dessert glasses. Place each cup on a plate and arrange the strawberries around. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top of the cream and the strawberries. To eat, you dip the strawberries into the cream – yum!


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