If you have read my last post about berry jams, you already know my love for berries…but guess which one I like the most….. yes, strawberries!
I like strawberries to the extent that I can eat them in any form at any time of the day in any season.. ❤
So obviously, I want to enjoy strawberries some way or the other even when they are gone… I can’t wait for another season.. I can’t!
I have come up with 5 ways to do just that –
Sun dried strawberries –
This one is the simplest one.. cut strawberries in quarters and let them dry in the Sun. Make sure you spread the pieces in one layer and use metal tray or ceramic tray/plate to dry your strawberries. Avoid using any plastic..
Strawberry dust –
Ever since I read about freezer dried strawberries and make strawberry dust out of it, I wanted to make my own batch! The only difference, I dried my strawberries in the Sun rather than in the freezer. So, just cut the strawberries in smaller pieces, let then dry completely for 2-3 days in the Sun and make them into powder using a mixer-grinder! The dust is not very pleasing to taste but you can tint your frostings or even make strawberry sugar by adding this dust to powdered sugar which can then be sprinkled on your favorite cookies or made into strawberry glaze! The possibilities are endless. 😊
My last post!
Strawberry purè –
even more simple… blitz the strawberries in a blender, add powdered sugar if you want; I did not add any. Store in the freezer in a freezer-safe container securing tightly with the lid. Whenever you want to use this, remove from freezer and keep in the fridge for a couple of hours and use in the recipe as needed. Return the remaining quantity to the freezer immediately.
Strawberry chips –
Umm, you can’t really eat them just like that but they would surely make for a nice topper on cupcake, chocolate moose or even panna cotta! Look at these beauties –
These are simple ways to lengthen the strawberry season a bit more… enjoy strawberries for a longer time with minimal efforts.
Do share your thoughts, comments, suggestions! I love to hear back from you. 🙂
Happy cooking ~