British Summer is finally upon us and before our ever so short-lived season melts away into the Autumn, I've gathered some of my favourite seasonal produce to make this Summer extra special. Listed below are six of my culinary delights which will make those barbecues, picnics and alfresco dining experiences on long summer evenings even more memorable.
Polenta is an Italian store cupboard staple. This versatile ingredient finds its way into many savoury dishes replacing potatoes, rice and pasta. However, here I am delighted to be using our new yellow polenta to make a delicious citrussy sweet treat. Polenta is naturally gluten-free and gives its yellow colour to the cake, making it a vibrant centrepiece for afternoon teas and post-dinner indulgence. It is beautifully moist with a slightly grainy texture and just the right amount of zestiness. I think it is best served warm with a spoonful of mascarpone, drizzle of lemon syrup and a scattering of candied citrus peel.