What's the best way to remove the green bit without losing half the fruit? We've got a clever trick with a drinking straw
Nipping out a strawberry stalk and the white bit underneath is calling 'hulling'. Indeed, now tell your friends.
The hull is bitter, gets stuck in your teeth and is best kept for garnish puposes only.
How to hull a strawberry ... with a straw
- Insert straw into base of strawberry
- Push straw all the way through until it removes the stem
- Discard the hull and slice strawberry or serve whole
If that's not for you:
Hull a strawberry ... with a knife
Don't chop the top off, just use a knife to hollow out the stem:
- Hold the strawberry in one hand and a sharp paring knife in the other
- Insert tip of the knife where the white part starts on top, angled towards the centre
- Turn the strawberry (not the knife) all the way round to cut out a cone shape
Now your strawberries look pretty, you can make the most of them in these strawb-tastic recipes:
Buttery biscuit. Juicy strawberries. Creamy soft cheese. Yes please ...
Sarah Randell's leaning tower of fluffy pancakes, juicy strawberries and tangy ricotta is a decadent breakfast.
Fruit gets funky in this retro strawberry jelly.
We don't always like to share our pudding. If you're the same, rustle up these individual puds with strawberries, rasperries and stem ginger.
Make a quick and impressive dinner party dessert with Rachel Allen's shortbread stars, stacked with sliced strawberries and lightly whipped cream.
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