Strawberry Meringue Cookies

Today we made Strawberry Meringue Cookies!

4 egg whites, 5 large strawberries, hulled, 1 1/2C powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 250F. Beat whites until soft peaks form.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Gradually beat in sugar until glossy peaks form, about 7-10 minutes.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Strawb Mer Cookies

Strawb Mer Cookies

In blender, chop strawberries into 1/4″ pieces. Push chopped strawberries through fine mesh sieve. Fold strawberry liquid into meringue.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Strawb Mer Cookies

Then fold in the strawberry flesh.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Drop by T onto foil lined cookie sheets.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Strawb Mer Cookies

Bake 1/2 hour. Turn off oven. Let cookies sit in oven 2 1/2 – 3 hours more until dry and crisp.

Strawb Mer Cookies

Drunken Strawberry Almond Ice Milk

Today we made Drunken Strawberry Almond Ice Milk!

1 pint strawberries, coarsely chopped into 1/2″ pieces; 1C dry gin, 1T almond extract, 2T sugar, 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk; 1C skim milk, 4 oz almonds, coarsely chopped

In medium bowl, stir together gin, almond extract and sugar.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Add strawberries. Blend well.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 2 or more hours. Mix together milks.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Drain and stir in strawberries, and almonds.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Strawb Alm Ice Milk

Lowfat Strawberry Marshmallow Coconut Ice Cream

Today we made Strawberry Marshmallow Coconut Ice Cream!

1 pint strawberries, chopped into 1/2″ pieces; 2C mini marshmallows, 1C half and half, 1/2C sugar, 1/2C skim milk, 1C shredded coconut

Melt marshmallows with half and half and skim milk over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Stir in sugar.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Pour over strawberries and coconut in a large bowl. Blend well.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Freeze until of desired consistency, or if a more creamy texture is desired: churn in ice cream maker. Serving suggestion: Top with chocolate syrup.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawberry Cupcakes

Today we made Strawberry Cupcakes!

2T butter, 1/2C sugar, 6 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, 1t vanilla, 2 eggs, 1C flour, 1t baking powder, 6T strawberry puree

Frosting: 1T strawberry puree, 1 1/2 to 2C powdered sugar, 2 oz reduced-fat cream cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Strawb Cupcakes

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter, 2 oz cream cheese and sugar.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Stir in eggs. Blend well.

Strawb Cupcakes

To make fresh strawberry puree, push fresh, hulled strawberries through fine-mesh sieve, reserving 1T for frosting. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with strawberry puree beginning and ending with dry, just until blended.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Stir in vanilla.

Strawb Cupcakes

Turn into cupcake tin.

Strawb Cupcakes

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of center cupcake emerges clean. Cool before spreading on frosting.

Mix frosting ingredients until barely pourable.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawberry Souffle

Today we made Strawberry Souffle!

1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, butter, powdered sugar, 5T sugar, 1/3C any sweet red wine, 1/3C sugar, 5 whites of large eggs

Add wine and 5T sugar to strawberries in a shallow dish. Stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and soak for at least 30 minutes.

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Preheat oven to 350F.

Strawberry Souffle

Thoroughly butter a souffle dish. Generously dust with powdered sugar. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

Strawberry Souffle

Drain strawberries. Gradually beat 1/3C sugar into whites until stiff peaks form.

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Quickly fold in strawberries.

Strawberry Souffle

Spoon into prepared dish.

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Bake 18-22 minutes or until puffed and browned.

Strawberry Souffle

Serve immediately.

Strawberry Souffle

Chocolate Strawberry Bars

Today we made Chocolate Strawberry Cookie Bars!

2 1/4C flour, 1t baking powder, 6T butter, 1/2C powdered sugar, 2C chocolate chips. 6T strawberry puree, 5T flour, 1t baking powder, 3T powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Choc Straw Bars

Mix first 2 ingredients with butter.

Choc Straw Bars

Add powdered sugar.

Choc Straw Bars

Press into bottom of greased rectangular baking pan.

Choc Straw Bars

Bake 10 minutes. Spread chocolate chips over crust.

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

As soon as melted, spread evenly.

Choc Straw Bars

Stir together puree and remaining ingredients– which have been sifted.

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Pour on top.

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Bake 25 minutes or until just set in center. Cool before cutting.

Choc Straw Bars

Strawberry Milk Bread

Today we made Strawberry Milk Bread!

1 1/4C skim milk, 4T butter, 2T sugar, 4-5C flour, 2t salt, 2 envelopes (4 1/2t) yeast, 1/4C water, 1/2C strawberry fruit spread, 3/4C powdered sugar.

In large bowl, pour warm water (105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) on yeast. Stir until yeast is dissolved.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Add 1/2C flour.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Heat butter with milk, salt and sugar. Stir until butter is melted. Blend well. Cool 10 minutes.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Stir into yeast mixture.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Add enough flour to form a dough. Knead 5 minutes.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Strawberry Milk Bread

Place in greased bowl.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Turn over once. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Let stand until room temperature. Punch down dough. Place on floured surface. Knead a couple of minutes. Divide dough in two. Take one half and roll or stretch out into a rectangle. Add more flour if very sticky.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Smear strawberry fruit spread on top, leaving an inch margin on all sides.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Sprinkle on powdered sugar.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Roll into a log and place in a greased loaf pan. Seal the edge. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Preheat oven to 350F. Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.

Strawberry Milk Bread

Please Note: There might be liquid in the loaf pan after baking. It will get absorbed in the bread as it cools. This is a crusty, flaky bread. For a chewier bread, work 2 eggs into dough after milk mixture and flour have been added to yeast mixture.

Strawberry Mint Scones

Today I made Strawberry Mint Scones!

3C flour, 1C sugar, 4t baking powder, 1t salt, 8oz cold reduced-fat cream cheese, 2t mint extract, 1C skim milk, 1 pint strawberries, hulled and chopped into 1/4″ pieces

Preheat oven to 350F.

Strawb Scones

Sift dry ingredients. Stir in sugar. Cut in cream cheese with fork. Do not overwork.

Strawb Scones

In separate bowl, mix chopped strawberries with extract and milk. Blend well.

Strawb Scones

Strawb Scones

Strawb Scones

Make a “well” in the dry mixture.

Strawb Scones

Pour in wet.

Strawb Scones

Stir just until combined. Turn into non-stick or lined muffin tins.

Strawb Scones

Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden.

Strawb Scones