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Old 02-07-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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How many strawberries for coulis?

How many strawberrys do you think it would take to make about 4 tablespoons of coulis. Or what can I use to thin it out and get a little bit more out of the puree if I dont have the 4 tablespoons I need?

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Old 02-07-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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Well, mmm.... how many strawberries do you have is my first question.

I'd say thin it out with a simple syrup to stretch it.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:50 PM   #3
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I personally wouldn't wast the berries to make such a small amount, Thin some Strawberry preserves and strain.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:56 PM   #4
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well im going to be in a competion again and everyone will be using the strawberrys for fans, slices, and chopped probably so i want to go outside the box and use a coulis for garnish instead of the typical stuff so i can leave an impact on the judges. However I will only be getting whole strawberrys so i need to puree them. but im only gonna be make 3 leaves on the plate with the coulis that are less then an inch long.

BTW ill probably have 2 strawberrys
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:58 PM   #5
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well puree the berries and thin with either corn syrup, or simple syrup depending on how thick, or runny you want it... and be sure to strain threw a fine sive or tamis.
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1 cup fresh strawberries, rinsed and patted dry
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
Hull and quarter the strawberries. Combine with the sugar and water in a food processor or blender, and mix in short pulses until smooth. Pour into an airtight container, and cover. Refrigerate for up to a day, or freeze for up to a month.


can adjust to your needs.
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Are you going to make a leaf shape with the coulis? Is that what you are saying?

You can also make a large dot and take a clean toothpick and swipe through the middle of it - if it's thick enough it will make a heart shape. Just practice first. Before each swipe clean the toothpick.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:18 PM   #8
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yes im going to making the leaves out of coulis i will put up a picture tommorow of my idea.

Kitchenelf could you find a picture of the what it will look like after you swipe with the toothpick and post it?

thanks for the recipe to TATTRAT
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I've looked for a picture and I'm not finding one. Make a large dot (maybe a half inch in diameter). Place toothpick firmly above dot and drag fairly quickly straight down through center and do not lift toothpick while dragging. Lift the toothpick only after you are through the dot. It should make a little indention at the top of the dot looking like the top of a heart. Then the toothpick drags some down for the bottom part of the heart. I've done this with creme anglaise as a base, dot with raspberry coulie but I don't know for sure how it would turn out on a "dry" plate.
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ok i understand what you mean ill try it tommorow cause original i just carved hearts out of the strawberrys but didnt think it was cutting edge enough.
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