One highlight from my weekend in Hawke's Bay was strawberry picking; my sister and I brought back 6kgs of 'em! There are many uses for over ripe strawberries including jam, compote, and of course strawberry cloud cake. It's a non cooked meringue cake on a base of crushed tea biscuits with cinnamon and coconut. The simmered berries are mixed with lemon juice and incorporated into the meringue which is then chilled for 4 hours. The result is a sweet and airy pale pink cloud. I actually won't be making these for orders because they are very fragile and need to be kept in the fridge until the last minute before eating. But I can provide my recipe if anyone would like to make one themselves, it makes the perfect Christmas dessert.