It’s more of a suggestion really…
Just think about it:
Greek yogurt (plain)
Shortbread (Scottish of course 😉 )
Trust me this combination is super yummy! Such an easy dessert and a lovely combination of textures and flavours to boot. Layer it up in a glass bowl, glass or even empty jam jar and it is sooo pretty too…
Since it is still early in the strawberry season (OK I realise most places in the northern hemisphere the strawberry season is pretty far off, but here in Malta it is in full swing) you might want to add a little bit more sweetness than that provided by the shortbread. In high summer you probably don’t need it, however I suggest adding some vanilla sugar to the yogurt rather that sweetening the berries themselves. Oh and please don’t buy vanilla sugar… It is totally overpriced and making it is so easy! If you have the time Nigella Lawson’s version is the one that require least effort, it is in her book How to be a Domestic Goddess, however you can also find a version of it here. If you are more pressed for time do it the Jamie Oliver way.
I love vanilla… Only the real stuff though, I do use the bottled stuff, but only the ones made from real vanilla! Anything labeled “vanilla flavoured” is just not the same at all!
This dish, if you can call it that, has such a summery feel to it, so if you’d like to dream of warmer weather this is your bet! Even better add a little bit of lemon zest as garnish and summer is right there in your kitchen…