Thanks to greenhouses and globalization, strawberries are available year round, both in the United Kingdom and the United States, but June is strawberry time in Britain. That is when English berries, cultivated outdoors by old school growers, come to harvest. They do not approach wild strawberries for depth of flavor but no other cultivated berries approach those grown in England. Perfectly ripe strawberries need no recipe; they are delicious napped with cream, Wimbledon style.
Nonetheless we like strawberries in traditional desserts too. Fools and trifles are two of our favorites. We will return in depth to the broad range of fools, trifles and syllabubs, too, for that matter, but meanwhile it is only fair to share some recipes for the season.