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Tested Strawberry Recipes & Videos

Strawberry Pie (Tart) Cream Filled Strawberries Strawberry Shortcake
This Strawberry Pie has a buttery shortbread crust and is filled with fresh strawberries all coated in a delicious gelatinized raspberry sauce. more Fresh strawberries are cut and filled with a delicious mixture of heavy cream and mascarpone cheese. more Strawberry Shortcake is composed of a scone or biscuit that is cut in half and filled with whipped cream and lightly sweetened strawberries. more
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Strawberry Bread Strawberry Charlotte
This homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, encased in a delicious buttery pastry, is full of sweet strawberries and tangy rhubarb. more Strawberry Bread is moist and flavorful and keeps very well. It is full of chopped strawberries and toasted walnuts and the flavor of cinnamon is a welcome addition. more There is no better accompaniment to strawberries than cream and this recipe presents them in a unique way. more
     
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The cultivated strawberries we enjoy today began in France with the chance meeting of two American species; one from North America, the other from South America. The first strawberry to arrive in France in the early 1600s was the F. Virginiana, the wild scarlet woodland strawberry that was found growing along the Eastern United States. A century would pass before the second American species, F. Chiloensis, would arrive from South America. 

This all began when a French engineer, who was sent to the west coast of South America for a totally different reason, found and brought back to France a large walnut sized strawberry that tasted like a pineapple. At first, although the Chilean strawberry plant thrived, it would not bear any fruit. Then, by chance, the North American strawberry was planted near the South American plant. The two strawberry plants met and crossed naturally to produce a strawberry with the best characteristics of the two species. This new hybrid was the ancestor of the cultivated strawberries that have become one of the most popular fruits in the world today. continued below

Strawberry Creams

Strawberry Soup

Strawberry & Lemon Curd Trifle

This beautiful parfait combines a ruby red raspberry jelly with a soft pink strawberry Bavarian cream. more Strawberry Soup is wonderfully sweet and creamy and full of the flavor of strawberries. Lovely with a dollop of softly whipped cream. more Strawberry and Lemon Curd Trifle consists of a layer of buttery pound cake, followed by a layer of strawberry sauce and fresh strawberries, then a layer of tangy and smooth lemon curd, that is tempered by a layer of softly whipped cream. more

Strawberry Banana Muffins

Meringue Cake

Pavlova

Strawberry Banana Muffins are full of mashed bananas and bite sized pieces of fresh strawberries. Absolutely Delicious. more This cake is a delightful combination of a tender yellow butter cake and a crisp meringue. Although it is an impressive looking cake it is not hard to put together. more This meringue cake, with its unusual soft sweet marshmallow center and crisp crust is produced by folding a little vinegar and cornstarch into the stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar. more

Berry Parfaits

Fruit Tart

Fruit Salad

Berry Parfaits have layers of berries with a velvety cream in between. The delicious cream is made with mascarpone cream and whipped cream, mixed with a little vanilla and sugar. more Everyone loves the elegance of a fruit tart with its topping of beautiful fresh fruit. Whether you use a single fruit (like strawberries) or a medley of berries, sliced kiwi, plums, bananas, pineapple, and/or melon no one can resist its beauty. more Fruit Salad (Fruit Cocktail) consists of a variety of fresh or dried fruits in a flavored sugar syrup. more

Eton Mess

Sponge Cake

Strawberry Ice Cream

Eton Mess is the name given to this delicious English dessert made with strawberries, whipped cream, and broken meringue cookies. more This moist, tender, spongy, open-grained cake is delicious, whether eaten plain or cut in half and filled with cream and berries. more Strawberry Ice Cream is made with strawberry puree which gives it a lovely strawberry flavor. more

Meringue Hearts

Fruit Fools

Strawberry Sorbet

Since meringues pair so well with fruits and creams, for this dessert I have made individual heart-shaped meringues and topped them with strawberry cream and fresh strawberries. more Dating as far back as the sixteenth century, this classic British dessert has seen its popularity ebb and flow. A fruit fool is made with cooked or raw fruit that is pureed or mashed, then sweetened, chilled, and finally folded into stiffly beaten whipped cream. more Strawberry Sorbet is a delicious frozen blend of pureed strawberries and sugar. more

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This delicious New York style cheesecake has a graham cracker crust with a top layer of strawberry sauce set with gelatin. more

The flavors of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb complement each other and are beautifully showcased when wrapped in the buttery and crumbly Pate Brisee more

This recipe takes the Strawberry Ice Cream recipe and enhances it with the tangy flavor of cream cheese. more

Chocolate Fondue

Strawberry Puree (Sauce)

Strawberry Sherbet

A Chocolate Fondue is a perfect way to end a meal. Fresh fruit, cookies, cake, even marshmallows are dipped in a  rich and chocolately, still warm sauce, more When fresh strawberries are expensive or not at their best, frozen strawberries can be used to make this delicious sauce. more This rose colored Strawberry Sherbet takes roasted strawberries and mixes them with sugar, a little lemon juice, yogurt and heavy cream. more
   
  Jellied Fruit Terrine  
  A Jellied Fruit Terrine consists of layers of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries that are encased in a white grape juice jelly. more  
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Cultivation may allow us to buy beautiful looking strawberries year round but it is no guarantee to great taste.  But then again we have been hearing this complaint for centuries. Waverley Root in his book "Food" tells how as far back as 1560 Bruyerin-Champier, physician to Henry II of France, complained that "improvements" in strawberries have to be paid for in decreased flavor. Of course, the only way to ensure sweet tasting strawberries is to grow them yourself or to pick them at a local U-Pick strawberry farm. But as spring approaches and we yearn for signs of warmer days, the delicious Florida strawberries do give us that first tease of summer (and strawberries are the symbol of summer). Some of the Florida strawberries are so good that you may want to just serve them sliced with a little sugar and cream or cr?e fraiche But if you are more ambitious try some of these delicious recipes.
 
 
     
 

 

 

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