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Strawberries and Cream
What can be easier than fresh strawberry with cream? The touch of vanilla in the fresh cream makes this dessert super especial.
This is another no recipe needed…but I could not ignore it…it is literally strawberry and cream and almost nothing else…okay, some sugar and vanilla extract. No need to bake, cook, just mix and serve…what could be easier? Especially now that all the stores are loaded with beautiful and fresh strawberries.
Back in Brazil strawberry was often served with either condensed milk or cream…and I totally forgot about it until a friend took us to a local Mexican food court where fresas con crema (strawberry and cream) were served…apparently in Mexico, strawberries with cream are sold everywhere…I felt in love again with the combination of it…so here I am, posting a very simple and delicious recipe for strawberry and cream.
- 1 lb fresh strawberries, rinsed and halved
- 1 cup Mexican cream, or heavy cream, or crème fraiche
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar (more or less according to your taste)
- Fresh mint for garnish
Place the sliced strawberries in a bowl, add sugar and gently press with a fork until slightly mushed. The amount of sugar is determined by the tartness of the strawberries or how sweet you prefer.
Cover and place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
In the meantime mix the cream, vanilla extract and more sugar, according to your taste.
When ready to assemble the glasses, layer alternatively strawberries and then the cream. Finish with a layer of cream and garnish with mint leaves.
Did you know that strawberries are packed with vitamin C? Apparently one serving of strawberries (about 8) provides more vitamin C than an orange.
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Chicken Potato Egg Salad Cups
This is very easy and great to have available all the time. I like to make when the strawberries are in season and store them in the freezer and when needed just thaw and use in any way you like. I like this strawberry coulis with cheesecake, ice cream, spherical yogurt, yogurt, panna cotta, cakes or even in drinks, like lemonade, margaritas, daiquiris, and the list goes on and on.
2 lb of fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled and cut into quarters
¼ cup sugar
Lemon to taste
In a medium pan place all the ingredients and cook under medium heat. Once it boils remove from the heat and let it cool.
Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree until smooth.
Cover and refrigerate or freeze using by pouring the strawberry coulis in ice mold and freeze for later use.
If prefer you can use raspberries or even a mix of strawberries and raspberries.
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Maple Candied Walnut
Your family will love these slightly sweet and crunchy snacks made with maple and walnut…totally addictive!
Again, I see myself stuck with lots and lots of walnut…yes, they are from Costco, so in order to make them more attractive I coated them with a layer of sweet using maple syrup. They turned out delicious, crunchy and slightly sweet. These walnuts are great by itself or on top of any salad.
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup sugar
4 cups walnuts (approximately 14oz)
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 300F.
In a small pan, place the maple syrup, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Turn the heat to medium low until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract, stir gently.
Pour the maple syrup mixture over the walnut. Spread the walnut on the silicone liner, making sure that the walnuts are not clustered. Bake for approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven. Let it cool completely and store in an air tied container.
If you like this simple recipe for Maple Candied Walnut you might want to check on Roasted Cinnamon Almonds.
Did you know that consumption of walnuts has been well evaluated for the wellbeing of the heart? It has been published in many studies that walnut can lower your overall cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol).