Friday, May 28, 2010

2 Super Simple Strawberry Desserts

I have to let you know up front these recipes couldn't be easier. Unfortunately they do NOT work with mediocre strawberries like a pie or crisp might. If you cut your berry open and it's white in the middle and/or a nibble yields no flavor do something else with it.
These applications are just too simple to make with a less the perfect ingredient.

Strawberries in Honey Rum Yogurt
You could use any berry or combination of berries for this recipe. It's a great way to end a meal in the summer.

1 pt. Strawberries, cleaned and halved
1/2 Cup good yogurt (not low/non fat)
1/2 Cup Whole Milk
2 tbsp Spiced Rum (goslings, meyers, mount gay)
2 tbsp Honey
Juice of a half of lemon

1. Whisk the lemon juice, honey, rum, yogurt and milk together very well.
2. Pour a little of the yogurt mixture in a bowl add some strawberries and indulge.

Strawberries in Thyme Sugar

1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 bunch of thyme, rinsed, dried well and removed from stem
1 pt strawberries, rinsed and halved

1. Give the thyme leaves a rough chop and incorporate it with the sugar. It is good to use right away, but I like to give it a little time. It will be good for a couple of weeks, just be sure not to cover it for the first 24-28 hours so that it dries out.
2. Toss the strawberries in 1/4 cup of the thyme sugar and serve with a scoop of ice cream.
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