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#1 Ice Queen

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

My DH decided to do the shopping yesterday..... blink.gif .....he was so proud of his excessive haul of varying berries.  Upon closer inspection the strawberries are cr$ppy Budget Berries and pretty sad looking.  They need using NOW!  They are not really nice enough to just cut up and eat.

So......my kids are 12mo and 3.  What can I make quickly and easily?  

Smoothie recipe?  I have bananas, OJ, passionfruit yogurt (i could avoid the passionfruit)
Sauce that I could freeze to put with icecream or yogurt?

TIA

#2 HRH Countrymel

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

Easy, easy jam..


#3 Iliketoflounce

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

this is really nice but you need to scroll down to get the recipe

http://www.joyofbaking.com/StrawberrySorbet.html

Edited by Minnieme4me, 17 December 2012 - 01:32 PM.


#4 Steggles

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

Have you got a stick blender? I would cut the stalks off and blitz them - chuck in icey pole moulds and voila!

#5 sunflowers81

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

I often make berry jam when I have excess berries because they're on special...

I pop them all into a pot, with a little water and honey (I don't like to use refined sugar, but you could if you'd prefer) and then just let is heat up on a low heat and bubble away very slowly... keep a watch and stir until you have a jam/sauce/puree consistency.

I like to include minimal sweetness because the berries (especially over-ripe ones) are incredibly sweet. I taste at the end and add more sweetness if I think it needs it.

I call it strawberry jam but really it's like a chunky strawberry puree/sauce. I keep it in the fridge and spread it on toast, sandwiches, pancakes or even mix through smoothies! It never lasts long in our house - boys ask for it if they see it in the fridge.

Enjoy! biggrin.gif

#6 Xiola

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

I just cut the leaves of and freeze crappy berries in clippy bags to throw in smoothies and slushies.

#7 Ice Queen

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

Sheesh ladies......I am almost tempted to send Dh for more cr$ppy strawberries just to try everything.  I am having visions of cute jars with homemade jam with everyones Christmas present.

Had a delicious smoothie for afternoon tea (mango, banana and OJ) and still deciding on the rest.

Thank you everyone!

#8 Oatley

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:15 AM

Just because they're delicious (a grown up treat?) - balsamic strawberries. quick and to die for




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