Sorry, for no post lately life has been kind of crazy. But were back and are ready to satisfy your need for food and knowledge!Well it’s getting towards the end of spring and if you haven’t done so it’s the perfect time to go get some strawberries and go country kitchen crazy. I don’t know wither you have ever gone and picked your own but they just seem to taste better but don’t worry if going to the grocery store is enough adventure for you these recipes will work just the same. Happy sweets! One of my favorites! Homemade strawberry ice cream but its best to wait until 4th of July for that one. Although it’s always a good time for delicious.
1 qt. fresh strawberries
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
Red Food Color (wife’s allergic so I skip this)1cup sugar
1 cooked pie shell
Mix sugar and cornstarch in 2 quart saucepan. Stir in 1 cup water, gradually until smooth. Add 1 cup strawberries (cut into slices). Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and clear. Stir in a few drops of red food color. Cool. Stir in remaining berries, saving ¼ cup for garnish. Pour into pie shell. Chill until firm, about three hours. Garnish with whipped cream and fresh berries.
To save time you can just use a box cake mix of either white or yellow cake.Bake cake in 2 – 9” pans then cut each layer in half so that you have 4 equal layers of cake.
Now you will need a large bowl of strawberries all sliced and ½ cup of sugar sprinkled over them to create juice.
I like to make my own whipped cream but if you prefer cool whip that’s fine too.To assemble place one layer of cake then add strawberries with juice. Top with a layer of whipped cream and some fresh strawberries then add your next layer of cake and repeat until you reach the top. (I like to leave the sides naked so you can see the delicious layers but decorating is up to you.
Just be creative my wife likes to add a base layer of dried meringue for an airy crunch. Or she’ll use mini bunt pans so everyone can have a little cake of their own. Or for a fun treat add ice cream and make it an ice cream cake.