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Rachel Allen shares berry good summer dessert recipes including strawberry ice-cream and a fruity tiramisu

The hedgerows and shops are bursting with an abundance of summer fruit, so it’s a perfect time to indulge in some fabulously fruity desserts

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Rachel Allen's summer tiramisu. Picture by Tony Gavin

Rachel Allen's summer tiramisu. Picture by Tony Gavin

"This summer berry tiramisu makes a great centrepiece dessert for any delicious summery meal, and is fairly straightforward to assemble." Picture by Tony Gavin

"This summer berry tiramisu makes a great centrepiece dessert for any delicious summery meal, and is fairly straightforward to assemble." Picture by Tony Gavin

"Hold each biscuit in the syrup for about 20 seconds until it gets slightly soggy." Picture by Tony Gavin

"Hold each biscuit in the syrup for about 20 seconds until it gets slightly soggy." Picture by Tony Gavin

"The quintessential summer flavour combination of strawberry and peach is one of my favourites at this time of year." Picture by Tony Gavin

"The quintessential summer flavour combination of strawberry and peach is one of my favourites at this time of year." Picture by Tony Gavin

"If you’re using raspberries you may need to add a little water to thin out the coulis slightly." Picture by Tony Gavin

"If you’re using raspberries you may need to add a little water to thin out the coulis slightly." Picture by Tony Gavin

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Rachel Allen's summer tiramisu. Picture by Tony Gavin

We are slap-bang in the middle of summer fruit season, how glorious! Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and loganberries are rich, plump and juicy, ready for picking, and in a few weeks the the tayberry — the lovechild of the blackberry and raspberry — will be ready too.

As if that’s not enough, delicious stone fruit — such as peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries; some Irish and some from the continent — are in season now also and happily, they work a treat when combined with berries. The recipe below for poached peaches works superbly for any stone fruit but feel free to add a few deliciously fragrant lemon verbena or sweet geranium leaves into the mix.


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