Strawberry wine cups with Amaretti biscuits

Strawberry wine cups 

Strawberries resting on a bed of crushed Amaretti biscuits steeped in ice-cold wine make this a gem of a desert. It will provide a light ending to a romantic meal.

You will need:

Preparation time:  10 minutes

  • 225-350g (8-12oz) strawberries
  • 4-6 Amaretti biscuits
  • 125 ml (4fl oz) sweet dessert wine, well chilled 

Cook’s notes: Amaretti biscuits are the small almound flovoured Italian ones you buy wrapped two together in tissue paper. A good quality macaroon is a suitable alternative.

Rinse and hull the strawberries, then halve or quarter them if large.

Place the Amaretti biscuits in a freezer bag, expel as much air as possible from this bag. Fold the open end over then wrap in a tea towel and crush lightly to create large crumbs.

Put the crumbs into the bottom of 2 large wine glasses

Spoon the chopped strawberries over the crushed biscuits dividing it evenly between the 2 glasses.

Pour the chilled dessert wine over each portion and serve immediately.

Side note: For a !ore substantial pudding, put a small scoop of vanilla ice-cream or lemon sorbet on top of the crushed biscuits. Add the strawberries and chilled wine and serve