Friday, April 25, 2014

A - Z Blog Challenge: S


A-Z Blog Challenge: S

Strawberries:
Summer wouldn't be summer without fresh strawberries, they are a family favourite. Delicious on their own or served with fresh cream, yoghurt, or dipped in chocolate for the ultimate romantic indulgence...
I created an easy dessert with strawberries as the star with spicy accompaniments.

Rose's Spice it up Strawberries: serves 4-6













Ingredients:  
  • 3x 250gm Punnets of fresh strawberries 
  • 2 Tablespoons Raw Sugar - the raw sugar gives the strawberries more of a caramel flavour
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Powder 
  • 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder or 2 Tablespoons Drinking Chocolate Powder 
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey - melt hard honey in the microwave for approx 10 seconds 
Method: 
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  • Hull and half each strawberry - quarter larger strawberries 
  • Place chopped pieces into a 2 litre container - a reusable ice cream container is perfect for this
  • Mmmm...looks good already But wait till you add the other ingredients !! They turn this into sensational!
  • Add the Raw Sugar to the strawberries and stir through gently with a spoon to coat each piece. The sugar helps release the juices that will form the syrup.
  • Add the Ginger and Chocolate and stir through gently, at this stage it already smells fantastic.
  • Add the Melted Honey and stir that through. 
  • Put the lid on and place container into the fridge overnight. That's it - easy - peasy !! 
  • Next day...you will end up with this delicious spicy syrup along with the marinated strawberry pieces.http://rosespantry.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/roses-spice-it-up-strawberries-serves-4.html 
  • Serves 4 as is with a dollop of cream 
  • or will stretch to 6 with a scoop of ice cream
  • ** For a fancy touch - grate some chocolate over the cream or ice cream for effect **