Sun Baked Strawberries with Madame Clicquot

By • June 4, 2010 • 8 Comments

Author Notes: I don't even know where to begin. If you have ever been to the House of Clicquot in the champagne region of France and then found a strawberry patch heated by the summer French sun then you get my drift. I recreate this, with my amazing and wonderful wife every late spring with my own strawberries and sometimes I even invite the La Grande Dame. It is totally about the time, place and the quality of the strawberries. And, yes, I have a sink in my Orchard Garden. Just one last note, if you don't have a strawberry patch get your better half to skip out on work on a Friday afternoon, grab a blanket to sit on and go to a you-pick. Take some champagne and anything else you might enjoy and get yourself out of the kitchen, office or whatever rut you may be in. I have eaten strawberries in about every recipe and at about every restaurant around the world and it doesn't get any better than sun baked berries, a late afternoon, someone you like, love and really care about and a great bottle of champagne. If you give it a try I really think you will agree. And I challenge those at food52 to disagree.thirschfeld

Serves 2

  • 1 strawberry patch or u-pick strawberry patch on a hot afternoon
  • 1 or more bottles of champagne, I like Clicquot but Moet Chandon is usually more yeasty and adds a great shortbread note. Over the top go with La Grande Dame or Dom Pérignon
  1. If you need instructions you should probably just stay at home by yourself.

Tags: alcoholic, champagne, fun, seasonal, Spring, strawberries

Comments (8) Questions (0)


about 4 years ago cheese1227

You cut right to the chase!


about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

These may be the best directions on the whole website, ever.


about 4 years ago mdm

The strawberries in NH this year are incredible!


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

They have been fantastic here too


about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Sounds wonderful! Also, last year I read a great book on the story of the Veuve Clicquot and just loved it. It was a fascinating read on her life and times as well as a history of champagne. If you like that sort of book, and you haven't run across it, it's "The Widow Clicquot" by Tilar Mazzeo. Extraordinarily well researched, I thought.


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

We have a copy and I have been meaning to read it because, yes, she is a really interesting lady.


about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

That sounds really nice, thirschfeld. And i like your backyard.


about 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

Perfect. Cheers.