Strawberry and fig skewers with honey and lavender cream


Makes 8 skewers


24 strawberries, hulled but left whole

4 figs, trimmed and cut into quarters

2 tbsp clear, runny honey

1 tbsp flaked almonds, lightly toasted

250ml double cream

1 tbsp icing sugar, sifted

1 tsp edible unsprayed lavender flowers

You will also need: 8 x wooden skewers, soaked in water for 10 minutes


  1. Light the barbecue or preheat the grill of the oven.
  2. Thread three strawberries and 2 fig quarters alternately onto each skewer and brush with the honey. Set aside whilst you make the cream.
  3. Grind the lavender flowers to a powder using a pestle and mortar, leaving a few left whole to serve with. Whip the cream until soft peaks form, then fold in the icing sugar and lavender powder.
  4. Grill the skewers on a hot barbecue or under the pre-heated grill for 2-3 minutes, turning carefully once or twice. Serve with a few flaked almonds and a spoonful of lavender cream.