The other afternoon, the kids and I took a little trip over to Pappy’s Strawberry Patch in Oviedo to get our berry fix. We picked fresh strawberries for the first time last year and just could not get enough of them. You have no idea how sweet and perfect these little guys are…there is just nothing like picking your own fruit and eating it. At least for me.
It makes me very happy. 🙂
So when we got back to the house, I had to shout out to all of my Facebook friends and ask what I should do with my 7lb box of strawberries. So many great suggestions…strawberry shortcake, smoothies, pie, freezer jam….and sorbet. For some reason, when Mary Ann and Maria mentioned sorbet, I had to have it. I have never made sorbet and couldn’t believe how unbelievably easy it was to make. I followed a David Lebowitz recipe found on Yum Sugar.
The sorbet turned out great, it was so refreshing and such a nice treat.
Recipe from Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp kirsch (optional)
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
pinch of salt
Makes about 3 cups
Cover and let stand for 1 hour, stirring every so often.
Purée the strawberries and their liquid with the lemon juice and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Press the mixture through a strainer to remove seeds if you wish.
Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
My strawberry loving family has gone through almost the entire box…so I think we’ll be taking another trip to Pappy’s this week. In the meantime, I am going to gather a few recipes to make later this week using those berries.
What’s your favorite way to eat strawberries?
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