400g strawberries, washed and cut into quarters
50g caster sugar
Fresh mint, chopped finely
Pinch of ground white pepper
Take one-quarter of the strawberries, sprinkle with sugar and add a dash of lemon juice. Then, using a fork, mash well and add the remainder of the strawberries. Add a pinch of pepper, 1tsp of chopped mint and adjust the sweetness to your liking, then leave to marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge.
To serve, place the strawberries into bowls and spoon some clotted cream into the middle.
Michael Caines, executive head chef, Gidleigh Park, Devon, and director of food and beverage, Abode Hotels