Perhaps the most joyful thing about cooking in summer is the sheer lack of it. Juicy berries fit the bill perfectly. Just as delicious eaten raw as they are cooked, their distinctive sweetness and depth
of flavour are not to be missed. Perfect in sponge cakes, with scones or ice cream, try using them to flavour gin, top a cheesecake or blitz into ice pops. With gooseberries, blueberries and blackberries all now in season, it’s time to make the most of summer’s juiciest fruits.