I asked Techie Man to get some bananas and onions from the veggie vendor the other day. When he saw some strawberries there, he bought them too. They were not that good - erm...sort of watery tasting...They were not good to be eaten as such and I had to do something with them. That's how this sauce came about here.
Usually, when I make strawberry compotes and have the fruits only lightly crushed. Even for a sauce, I like to just crush them well and not blend them afterwards. However, I did blend the sauce this time as I'm planning to use this with some buttercream to make a frosting for my chocolate-flaxseed steamed cake.
What You Will Need:
- Strawberries, halved - 2 cups (Hull them if they need to be.)
- Sugar - Around 2 tbsp. or to taste. If they are sweet enough, you can use even less.
- Lime Juice - Just a tiny bit. Be careful if the berries are already sour.
Nothing much complicated here. Just combine everything and start heating up on a low flame. Crush the berries as you go.
As it is a sauce, I allow the berries to get cooked nicely (for about ten minutes or so) so that all berry pieces can be fairly well crushed. If you want to have some of the pieces intact, cook for just about five minutes and crush only some of the pieces.
Once the sauce is ready, take it off the heat and allow it to cool.
When it cools down, you can either blend it in a blender or just bottle them as such.
You can use the sauce with pancakes or icecreams. Or better still, take some yogurt in a bowl, mix it well, splash some strawberry sauce over it and top with a generous sprinkling of muesli. That is my dessert at times - and at other times, my lunch (Those are the days when I snack on pan roasted potatoes with herbs. Don't think am so inclined to eat 'healthy' food. )
You can experiment with flavourings other than lime juice too. Some add almond extract or orange juice to it.