If you don't have a strawberry liqueur, you can substitute with other liquors like brandy, sherry and whisky. Basically, any of the traditional trifle liquors will do and likewise the fruit can be substituted for whatever is tasty and in season
Slice the strawberries into thin rounds. Toss with the strawberry liqueur and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
Careful to keep the layers flat, spoon the strawberries with liqueur and custard into 4 serving glasses, separating each layer with crumbled pavlova and chopped chocolate.
Pavlova by Genevieve Knights is published by Accent Press, priced £7.99.