Get your Brit on with quintessential Wimbledon recipes

Friday, June 28th, 2013. Filed under: Food & Dining Sports & Recreation
Strawberries and cream is a quintessential summertime and Wimbledon dessert. ©Natalija Sahraj /

Strawberries and cream is a quintessential summertime and Wimbledon dessert.
©Natalija Sahraj /

(Relaxnews) – With Wimbledon in full swing, here are a few recipe ideas for tennis fans looking for the full British epicurean experience.

The beauty of these quintessentially Wimbledon foods? There’s no cooking required, just assembly.

Strawberries and cream: For this dish, seek out farm-fresh, organic berries to get the best results, and splash on full-fat cream for a decadent, yet summery dessert. For a slightly lighter version, replace cream with fresh ricotta cheese.

Strawberry Eton mess: Whip some full-fat cream, crumble either homemade or store-bought meringue cookies into a big bowl of strawberries and you’ve got a lovely summery mess on your hands.

Cucumber sandwiches: Cliché but true, dainty little finger sandwiches made with thinly sliced cucumbers and soft, spongy slices of white bread are the perfect savory summer snack for Wimbledon fans. Purists may balk at anything but good-quality butter to bind the ingredients, but other recipes allow for cream cheese and chives.

Smoked salmon: Do the same with smoked salmon, cream cheese or creme fraiche and dill for a heartier tea sandwich.

Champagne: This year marks the 25th year that Lanson has served as the official bubbly for Wimbledon. For the milestone, the champagne house created an exclusive champagne cocktail, Lanson Fraise.

Cornish pasties: In 2011, the savory pies received Protected Geographical Indication status. That means it can only be called a Cornish pasty if it’s made in Cornwall. That doesn’t mean you can’t recreate a recipe and call it your own. The Cornish Pasty Association offers an authentic recipe for a beef and potato-filled pocket at

Pimm’s: It’s been called the second unofficial drink of Britain after tea, and the quintessential Wimbledon cocktail. For the original recipe, mix one part Pimm’s No. 1 with three parts lemon-flavored soda, and garnish with mint, cucumber, orange and strawberries.

The Pimm’s Deuce, meanwhile, is one part Pimm’s No. 1, 1.5 parts orange juice, 1.5 parts cranberry juice and a slice of orange or strawberry.

And Pimm’s Royale calls for 25 ml of Pimm’s No. 1 with a glass of Cava or Champagne, and a strawberry garnish for effect.


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