Ok. One word. Sweettooth. Ok, that is a mistake, but what is no mistaking is this recipe really is amazing. All together now. AMAZING. What makes this simple recipe as such? Just that. Simple. Three ingredients is all it takes to bring this crazy mind of mine into a frenzy. A wonderful strawberry, sugar and vanilla frenzy. Yum.
The best part? There are a kazillion recipes that you can make from this delightful strawberry mix. The title stays true to its form. Wouldn't life be so much fun and simpler if everything was like that? I am thinking the same shirt for every occasion, a pair of shoes that goes with everything or, for goodness sakes, an expression that fits every situation. Ok, wait. Yes, I can think of a dozen or so food items or recipes that I can smother this strawberry cocktail on, but really, does it go with lamb chops? Ew. I don't think so. Ok, there are limits. Yikes.
There are two main parts to this recipe. A frying pan and a blender. You can't really have one or the other in this case. Once you remove the fresh strawberry ends (the one with the green stem), simply cut your fresh strawberries in half or quarters and put into the frying pan over medium heat. Add your sugar and vanilla extract and continually stir. At first you may be tempted to skip this step and chuck into the blender right away because it seems that the strawberries are just too tough to melt into submission but you gotta believe me, this process is really necessary. You want the juices flowing here and oh boy, do they ever! Just like apple pie when you mix the apples and sugar a transformation takes place. Â It becomes ooey gooey and full of flavor that only - EVERYONE - will absolutely love!
Ok, let's talk about blenders. You got to have one. No questions asked! It is a kitchen staple that makes recipes like this a breeze. Now, you don't have to get all fancy with a blender like the Blendtec Designer Series in Black (although this is theÂ creme a la creme of blenders with an EIGHT YEAR warranty - woo hoo), a less expensive blender like the timely Oyster 16-Speed Blender.
Fresh Strawberry Sauce With A Gazillion Uses
Recipe Type: Dessert
Perfect for smoothies, ice cream toppers, cracker and cheese topping and so much more!
1 pint fresh strawberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla extract)
Wash strawberries and remove stems.
Combine berries, sugar, and extract in a medium-sized saucepan. Using medium heat, bring to a simmer, then cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly and breaking up the strawberries with a wooden spoon. After 5 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly if you have a glass blender jar, and let it cool a lot if you have a plastic blender jar, so it doesn't explode when you turn it on.
When cool, transfer mixture to the blender, and pulse until the consistency is the way you like it. You can leave it in chunks or make it smooth.
Store in a covered container in the refrigerator, or freeze in storage bags or containers until ready to use. This will last a week or so in the fridge.
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