Strawberry heaven

One of the best things about spring and summer are all the tasty, fresh fruits and vegetables you can buy and combine in many different recipes. This time, however, the winner of the perfect fruit award goes to the delicious strawberries! Do you prefer the taste of this yummy fruit in your summer cocktail or are you more of a cake fan? Check out these recipes, and try out your culinary skills!

Strawberry Frosé

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle rosé (750 ml), chilled
  • 2 cups of chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of vodka
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups of ice

What to do:

  1. Combine in a blender the following: half the bottle of rosé, 1 cup of strawberries, half the vodka, and half the lemon juice. Add 2 cups of ice and blend it all together.
  2. Repeat the same procedure adding the remaining ingredients.

How to serve:

Serve it immediately and add a few fresh strawberries on top! 🙂

Strawberry shortcake

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Ingredients:

Biscuits:

  • 2 cup of flour
  • ⅓ cup of sugar
  • 4 teaspoon of  baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cups of butter
  • 2 teaspoon of sour cream
  • 0.5 cup of  milk

Strawberry topping:

  • 2 packs of  strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of  orange-flavored liqueur or syrup (optional)

Whipped cream:

  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of sour cream

What to do:

Biscuits: Heat oven to 200 degrees. Take a large bowl and put flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt and mix it all together. Cut in the butter with the pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Stir in the sour cream, then gradually add 2/3 cup milk, stirring until mixture forms a dough.

Pat dough into a 6-inch by 8-inch rectangle shape and cut into 8 rectangles. Brush with the 2 teaspoons milk and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake it for 12 minutes, until it gets gold.

Strawberry Topping: Several hours before serving, slice strawberries and toss with sugar and liqueur if desired.

Whipped Cream: Whip cream with confectioners’ sugar and vanilla just until soft peaks form; do not over whip. Fold in sour cream; cover and refrigerate.

How to serve:

Cut the biscuits in half and serve topped with strawberries, cream and syrup.

Rangpur Strawberry Crush

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Ingredients:

  • 4 strawberries
  • 300 ml of  Gin
  • 100 ml of lemon-lime soda

What to do: 

  1. Cut the strawberries and put them in a highball glass.
  2. Add crushed ice and Gin to it.
  3. Top with lemon-lime soda.

How to serve:

Serve immediately 🙂

 

 

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