© David Loftus
summer berries with orange and vanilla mascarpone
Put your strawberries in a bowl. Sprinkle over 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the juice and zest of one of the oranges and half the seeds from the vanilla pod. Mix it all together gently then put it to one side while you get everything else ready.
Mix the mascarpone with the remaining tablespoon of sugar, the juice and zest of the second orange and the remaining seeds from the vanilla pod. Stir it together really well.
Spoon the mascarpone on to each plate. Use the back of a spoon to make a well in the centre and then put the fruit on the top. Drizzle over the juices. Crumble a shortbread biscuit over each plate.
• a large handful of strawberries, hulled and sliced
• a large handful of raspberries
• 2 tablespoons caster sugar
• 2 oranges
• 1 vanilla pod
• a small tub of mascarpone
• 2 shortbread biscuits