Wednesday, July 2, 2008

strawberry dessert topping.

Fresh strawberries are so delicious on their own - but when we have a large quantity of strawberries, I always make a special batch of strawberry compote, which is a great dessert topping. It is so good drizzled over ice cream, yogurt, pancakes or pound cake.

strawberry dessert topping

1 quart ripe strawberries, rinsed, top greens cut off
3-4 Tbsp sugar, or 2 Tbsp agave or honey (to taste - if you like it sweet, add a bit more)

Put the strawberries in a pot and pour sugar over the top. Mash a bit with a fork or potato masher (don't pulverize, just mash a bit to get liquid flowing). Cook the mixture on medium heat for about 7-10 minutes (stir often!!!). Put a lid on it, turn off the burner, and let it sit for 20-30 minutes.

You can store it in the fridge for a few weeks or freeze it.

Oh - and yes, this is our homemade vanilla frozen custard. It is yellow because our super farm fresh eggs are so golden. Recipe coming soon, I promise!


Gwen Buchanan said...

This looks easy and delicious.. 2 things that work for me... we just brought home 32 boxes of berries and this will be the first thing I make with them.. thanks!!!

Carrie said...

Denise, when did you start making ice cream with eggs for your boys? I was looking to make ice cream with my 2 yr old but I got nervous with the eggs. Is it ok to do because you cook the mixture first? thank you!!

denise said...

Carrie - Yes, this is a custard, so it is heated. I'm not too worried, as we get our eggs from a local mom who has free range hens, but...

I am planning to post the recipe for the vanilla custard - we have just had the flu all week so I haven't done it yet. :)

Carrie said...

Thank you! We ended up making some chocolate sorbet, but I'm thinking ice cream (with eggs) for our next go around.

I hope you guys are feeling better!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Denise I have made your recipe now 3 times and it keeps going fast.. and stays fresh tasting... we had it on cake and ice cream... thanks!!!