Monday, June 13, 2011

Strawberry sauce

My strawberries are ripening. My youngest sees it as his task to become an expert strawberry picker and every morning he is running to the garden for a new batch. Holding a cup he looks very well if the strawberries are still green or have become red. That's not a very easy task for a two year old. But the green strawberries are declining in his cup, so he's on the good way.
And than he comes inside, smiling. Not always for very long. He doesn't understand that he can't have them all by himself (sharing is a bit of a problem for the two year olds). And he also doesn't understand that you're stomach can hurt if you ate 2 pounds of them (so good taste and then a stomach ache?).

So when the day goes on we eat strawberries. Plain, with a bit of sugar (or cream), on a rusk or just in a cup. But what we also do like a lot is strawberry sauce.
It tastes well with yoghurt, ice creams or pudding. The childeren can eat this all day. And whenever there is no dessert, they spoon it away anyway.
It's not difficult to make it and by mashing the strawberries through a sieve there are no seeds in the sauce (and we like that better).

The recipe:
- 1,5 pound strawberries (750 gram);
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (65 gram).

Wash the strawberries and hull them. Put half of the strawberries in the blender and mash them. It can also be done with a fork or a mixer. Push the pulp through a fine sieve (the seeds will not get into the sauce).
Mix the sugar through the sauce.
The other halve of the strawberries are quartered and then sliced in half. The pieces of strawberries are mixed through the sauce. Chill for about an hour and it's ready to serve.

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