Wash and hull fresh strawberries. If using frozen strawberries, thaw before using.
Chop the strawberries into small pieces.
Reserve a third of the chopped strawberries.
Mix water and cornstarch until dissolved, pour into a pan and add the strawberries and sugar.
Simmer until the sauce thickens.
Pour the sauce into a blender and blend until smooth, then pour it back into the pan.
Add the reserved third of chopped strawberries and simmer for another minute.
Finally add the vanilla essence and some drops of red food coloring if you like.
Refrigerate until chilled before serving over your dessert.
Now on to the making of this AMAZING dessert!!
Grind the bread slices and pour them into a bowl.
Add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, drinking chocolate powder, nuts and 1 tsp. of the vanilla essence.
Stir these dry ingredients together well.
Take a dessert dish or individual bowls. Put half the bread mixture into the dessert dish, drizzle half the fresh cream/milk over it and then press it down into a layer using the back of a spoon.
Add some strawberry slices or sauce and half of the softly whipped cream.
Repeat with the remaining bread mixture, followed by the fresh cream/milk mixture and the whipped cream.
Top with some more strawberries/sauce and some grated chocolate.
Chill for a few hours, tastes even better the following day.