Juicy, tart, and succulent sweet. Who could resist a handful of bright red, Spring-ripe strawberries?
Great for salads and desserts, strawberries are known to aid digestive ailments and skin irritations. Got stained teeth? Bite and take your time chewing fresh strawberries, and it could save you a trip to the dentist.
Spring is a good time to take advantage of bountiful strawberry supply. Amy of She Wears Many Hats has a great recipe for Strawberry Tart that is super easy to make and only requires four ingredients: strawberries, puff pastry, balsamic vinegar, and honey.
The tart is made much like a free-form tart, with edges of the puff pastry turned up all the way around the strawberries. This is a great dessert to make especially for those who might be intimidated of baking tarts from scratch and using tart molds.
Adding strawberries to your brunch casserole can also kick the flavors up a few notches. Trish of Mom on Time Out published a recipe called Overnight Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole (Whew! Just the title of the recipe was enough to make us salivate).
The best thing with this recipe is that it's meant to be made in the evening to give the ingredients enough time to come together. The next morning, all you have to do is pop the casserole in the oven and wait a few minutes before digging in!
There's no denying that strawberries and ice cream go very well together. And though there are lots of instant strawberry syrups available in the market, home roasted strawberries will definitely taste better with your favorite vanilla ice cream.
Aimee of Simple Bites has a simple recipe for Roasted Strawberry Sundae. And because it's homemade, you can throw in your favorite complementary flavors to personalize your syrup - cardamom, balsamic vinegar, pepper, and the list goes on and on!
TIP: Using parchment paper when roasting strawberries could lead to less juice from the roasted strawberries as some of it will be absorbed by the paper. If you want more juice on your sundae than on your trash bin, use a silicone baking mat instead.