Last week I took the girls Strawberry Picking, they had a blast and while pretty grubby by the end, the trip home was focused on Madam 4&1/2 deciding on what we were going to do with all those strawberries!!
I popped some pics on facebook and have had a huge amount of emails with regards to what I did with them. So here is the list and I apologise to anyone who does not have a Thermy because that is what I used but with most recipe's they don't seem to hard to do in another machine, I am certainly not doing anything fancy pants!!
- 1 punnet strawberries
- 1 tablespoon, castor sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to a low temperature (mine is around 80 fan forced)
- Line a baking tray with baking paper
- Remove the leaves from the strawberries
- Place strawberries and sugar into any machine that will puree them and blitz until strawberries are smooth
- Pour strawberry puree onto baking tray - **Make sure it is spread evenly or the thinner sections burns and after having them in the oven for 3-4 hours your pretty pissed!
- Place in oven and cook for 3 hours or until the mix is dried and not sticky
- Chop into desired size and place in an airtight container
Apple and strawberry puree & Blueberry and strawberry puree (I have used this to mix with yoghurt, as ice lollies for the girls, I have frozen cubes for latter and even put some over ice-cream!)
Apple and strawberry puree
- 3 Red Apples – or sweet apples
- 20 strawberries
- 100ml water
- Peel and core apples then chop into small pieces.
- Hull strawberries and cut in half.
- Place Apple into TMX bowl – Add 100ml of water
- Cook 100 degrees for 10 minutes on speed 1.
- Check apples are cooked to your liking, add strawberries
- Puree for 20 seconds on speed 9.
Blueberry and Strawberry Puree
- 2 cups of frozen blueberries
- 2 cups of strawberries
- Place Blueberries into TMX bowl
- Cook 100 degrees for 2 minutes on speed 1.
- Add Strawberries and puree for 20 seconds on speed 9
- Process the sugar on Speed 9 for 10 seconds.
- Add the strawberries and ice. Slowly move the dial from Speed 1 to 10 until the mixture is smooth. This will take about one minute.
- Add water as necessary to keep the blades spinning.
Strawberry Muffins (I made these as mini muffins so I could freeze them and use them as lunch box treats!)
- 220 g Self-Raising Flour ( I used gluten free)
- 90 g Vegetable Oil
- 130 g Buttermilk or Plain Milk
- 170 g Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg, lightly beaten
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 150 g Strawberries diced and 75g of choc chips
How to prepare strawberry Muffins
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Prepare muffin tins (lightly butter/oil or place muffin cases).
Placed all ingredients into TM bowl. Mix for 20 Sec. on Speed 4.
Add strawberries and choc chips Mix in Reverse. 20-30 Sec. Speed 1.
Place in tins and bake for 15-20 Min. or until lightly browned.
I am not really a cake person but my husband loved this! He thinks next time I should cut it half and put some strawberry jam in the middle!!
- 100g grapeseed oil
- 250g fresh strawberries (leave the leaves on)
- 200g natural yoghurt
- 150g caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 300g Self Raising Flour (again I used gluten free no dramas!)
Preheat oven to 160 deg and line a large loaf tin or cake tin.
Add strawberries to the bowl and blitz on Speed 7 for 5 seconds. Add oil, yoghurt, sugar and eggs and mix on Speed 7 for 10 seconds. Scrape down sides and repeat if necessary.
Add flour and mix on Speed 5 for 10 seconds, scrape and repeat if necessary.
Pour into the cake tin and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Top with vanilla buttercream.