This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
Hull and rinse, arrange in layers with sugar to sweeten, add a little warm water to start the juice and chill for two hours.
Make mounds of the sugar by packing it into small timbale moulds and turning out into the center of small plates. Brush the berries to remove any grit (do not wash unless absolutely necessary) and do not remove the hulls. Place in a circle around the sugar and eat with the fingers.
Hull the berries, rinse with cold water and arrange in a jar in layers with sugar to sweeten. Add a little warm water to start the juice and the juice of half a lemon to a quart of berries. Let chill several hours before serving.
Ways to Serve Strawberries: Strawberries au Naturel, Strawberry Cup, Strawberry Basket, Strawberry Fanchonnette.