For each serving wash 1 cup (250 ml) of fully ripe strawberries. Leave the caps and stems on. Drain until dry. Arrange the berries on a dessert plate and serve with a variety of dips such as confectioner’s sugar, sour cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, coconut and chopped nuts.
The French version is to serve the berries with a small bowl of Port or Marsala wine and a mound of granulated brown sugar. Dip the berries into the wine and then into the sugar. Then pop ’em into your mouth.