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Easy Summer Dessert Strawberry Soup – Soupe de fraises

As part of the summer 2022 menu, Emma Kershaw of La Maison du Rire, a food and wine school in Corbières, shared her easy dessert recipe for a strawberry soup (soupe de fraises). This summer dessert comes from her cookbook Taste of Le Sud.


The strawberry season starts in March here in Corbières, and I was amazed at all the different varieties of strawberries available at the market, having grown up knowing only a choice of English, Kent or Spanish. I have since found out that there are over 600 different varieties of strawberry. Choose a full-flavoured variety and very ripe for this soup. I use Gariguette early in the season and Charlotte in the height of summer. It works very well with a slice of almond and lemon cake; add the zest and juice of a lemon to the recipe below.

Easy Summer Dessert Strawberry Soup Soupe de Fraises

Strawberry Soup - Soup de Fraises

Emma Kershaw
A tasty seasonal dessert best served with a glass of wine!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French, Provencal
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
 
 

  • 8 oz Strawberries washed and hulled
  • 2 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 1 large sprig of Mint, the leaves only
  • 1 small glass of Muscat
  • Water and ice optional to taste

Instructions
 

  • Put the first four ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Add a few cubes of ice and water to loosen, blend again.
  • Taste, depending on the ripeness and variety of strawberries chosen, you may need to add more sugar.
  • The resulting soup should be sweet but not cloying, with a hint of mint and Muscat.
  • Chill and serve in teacups or shot glasses.

Notes

This recipe is easy to double or even triple. I have given quantities enough for eight shot glasses, but you might want to have a larger portion!
Keyword Lemon, Strawberries
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Wine Match

This dessert is a perfect match for a Muscat wine. The Domaine Jones is a favourite because of the low alcohol. However, a Muscat from St Jean de Minervois is equally delightful. Clos de Gravaillas is an organic domaine owned by a local girl, Nicole, and her husband John, from Kentucky. Their dessert wine Douce Providence is a 100% Muscat de Petits Grains with 125g/l of residual sugar and 15% ABV. A delightful wine with notes of pineapple and rose petals. Serve chilled.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

2 Comments

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    Helen Finnigan
    June 21, 2022 at 3:57 am — Reply

    Your recipe looks lovely.
    Can I make it the day before do you think?

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      June 21, 2022 at 7:39 am — Reply

      Yes, but not too far in advance as it may get watery. Enjoy the tastes of summer in the South of France.

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