Spiced strawberry sorbet

servings4
60 minutes

Ingredients

Strawberry sorbet

  • 800g of strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 200g of caster sugar
  • 200ml of water
  • 1 pinch of salt

Method

1
First, make a basic stock syrup with the sugar and water for the base of the sorbet
  • 200g of caster sugar
  • 200ml of water
2
Place the strawberries in a large bowl along with the salt, lemon zest, star anise and thyme
  • 800g of strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 pinch of salt
3
Suspend the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until the strawberries have broken down. This will naturally release all the juices and moisture from the fruit
4
Discard the star anise and thyme sprigs and pour the entire contents into a food processor. Add the stock syrup and lemon juice and blitz until smooth
5
Taste the mixture, ensuring that it has a nice balance of sweetness and acidity. Then, churn the strawberry purée in an ice cream maker until the sorbet is smooth. Store in the freezer until ready to serve