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Old 09-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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Strawberries - what do you do with them?

I bought a pound of gorgeous, organic strawberries and 1/2 litre of organic, 40% whipping cream. I will probably just serve the strawberries with whipped cream tonight.

What are your favourite ways to serve fresh strawberries?

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Old 09-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
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With hot buttered biscuits and freshly whipped cream.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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With whipped cream & angel food cake :D

I also like making strawberry cheesecake muffins - I make regular strawberry muffins, fill the muffin tins 1/2 full, put a small cube of cream cheese in each one, then top with the remaining batter
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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I bought a pound of gorgeous, organic strawberries and 1/2 litre of organic, 40% whipping cream. I will probably just serve the strawberries with whipped cream tonight.

What are your favourite ways to serve fresh strawberries?
We love bruschetta it's so yummy. just cut up or crush clean berries with a tater masher or even a fork, add a little sugar and a drizzle of water or lemon juice, then top the toasted sliced bread with the mashed berries now sprinkle with sugar then put the bread and berries under the broiler and carmelize the sugar. Then eat with a nice cold drink sparkling wine or ice tea and enjoy.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:05 PM   #5
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Try preserves. I just defrosted some of the best strawberry preserves, cleaning out the freezer, that I've made in ages. These are from DH's strawb overbuying in May. May have to (shudder, I despise baking) bake a cake or some muffins, there's way too much to eat. They're sloppy, so am also thinking about boiling them down again and making jam, maybe adding some pectin.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #6
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If not strawberry shortcake, then I just eat them. They never make it to the freezer.
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They really are good dipped in chocolate. Especially dark chocolate.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:15 PM   #8
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Oh, the dark chocolate Philly cream cheese would be good too!
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #9
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I like to make Bisquick shortcake, and serve it hot with cold mascerated strawberries and whipped cream.
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I usually eat them plain but I rarely turn down a dessert with strawberries. I'm not a baker myself!
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I make wine out of them. A few years ago, I found a great deal on frozen strawberries and bought 60 lbs of them - enough to make 10 gallons of strawberry wine.
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I make wine out of them. A few years ago, I found a great deal on frozen strawberries and bought 60 lbs of them - enough to make 10 gallons of strawberry wine.
Yum! Much better than Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill from the HS daze....
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Oh, the dark chocolate Philly cream cheese would be good too!
It is. I've had it. Yum!
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Cream + strawberries screams homemade Ice cream!
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:59 PM   #15
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One of the more unusual things....i have roasted them and served them on sweetened marscapone and drizzled with a really good balsamic vinegar.
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Yum! Much better than Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill from the HS daze....
Brings back memories!
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Oh, the dark chocolate Philly cream cheese would be good too!
Now were talking
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I serve them two ways, one as an appetizer.....

Fresh halved berries drizzled with a good quality Balsamic vinegar..........

and another as a prelude to the dessert course............
Fresh halved berries in a citrus juice, such as mango , orange, etc.
Both of these in a Champagne glass.
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If there's any left by the time we get home, I make shortcake. In desperation many things work including cookies.
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I make wine out of them. A few years ago, I found a great deal on frozen strawberries and bought 60 lbs of them - enough to make 10 gallons of strawberry wine.
I love that idea, steve.
I like to make a berry smoothie with strawberries, a frozen banana, frozen blueberries, peaches, almond milk, pomegranate juice, and flaxseed.
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