April 15, 2016

Roasted Strawberries

Yum
On the Menu Today:
Roasted Strawberries~



With strawberry season fast approaching,
take advantage of the season and
get ready to start picking fresh strawberries.
It's almost time to over-indulge in one of life's simply pleasures.

Roasted Strawberries
Strawberries are more often used fresh but
there are many benefits to letting
strawberries spend time in the oven.
When you roast strawberries,
they become very soft and tender.
Their flavor becomes more intense,
as some of the water inside the berries evaporates,
leaving behind the intense,
concentrated, sweetness of the berries....
....along with a wonderful, ruby red, sweet juice.


Tossing the berries with sugar, honey or
balsamic vinegar adds flavor and the
sugar helps to draw out the excess juice,
adding to the goodness factor.

For a Quick and Easy Dessert Idea:
Chiffonade a few mint leaves,
toss with the warm roasted strawberries,
add a dollop of whipped cream and serve.
So simple, yet so scrumptious~



Ready to try your hand at Roasting Strawberries?
Let's go to the recipe~
Fast, Easy and Delicious!


                              


Roasted Strawberries

Ingredients
  • 4 to 6 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F.
  2. Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Cut hulled strawberries in half or in quarters, depending on how large the strawberries are. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. Transfer berries to prepared baking sheet and arrange in an even layer. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until berries are tender but still have some shape to them. Allow to cool slightly before using to allow excess juices to be released from the berries.
Roasted, Strawberry



Once roasted, 
the berries can be used to top ice cream or 
other desserts such as shortcake, pound cake, and/or biscuits. 

Roasted Strawberries

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