Strawberry is one of the first fruits of the long-awaited summer. Its yield is usually, at the end of June - July, so in the middle of the summer we have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful taste of these wonderful berries. She is beautiful in its pure form, with ice cream and in combination with other berries and fruits in salads, as well as with it you can cook her delicious desserts, which will be discussed.
In different parts of our vast country of large red berries that grow on a pretty low bushes, called differently: strawberry, Victoria, strawberry and so on, But the name is a secondary thing, no matter how we called this berry, but delicious delicate flavor.
Appeared the strawberries in Holland in the 18th century due to hybridization of the Chilean and the Virginia strawberry, and then quickly spread throughout Europe. Today, the strawberry is the most cultivated in our country berry culture, it is also popular in France, UK, USA and many other countries.
Strawberry - berry is not only delicious, beautiful and fragrant, but also useful as a product of diet, it is of great value. Vitamins contained in this wonderful berry - a, C, B1, of the nutrients can be called calcium, phosphorus, iron salts, organic acids, tannins, essential oils, and numerous bioactive substances and microelements. With all these useful substances strawberries helps to improve digestion and metabolism, strengthens the cardiovascular system, improves the functioning of reproductive system, normalizes salt metabolism and even thirst quencher.
The content of vitamins strawberry yields only black currant and compared with the lemon!
That can be made from strawberries
Strawberry, without a doubt, a good and just in pure form, but if desired, it is possible to prepare a variety of delicious desserts.
The easiest way strawberry dessert: slice the berries and stir with ice cream or whipped cream, sprinkle with coconut shavings or grated chocolate, nuts from this dessert will delight all as for everyday and festive table. You can cook and other desserts with strawberries, requiring a little more time, but, certainly, also standing.
Sliced strawberries in combination with a small amount of sugar - perfect filling for dumplings: dumplings served the following not too hot, topped with sour cream or honey.
As you know, very strawberry blends perfectly with cream, this combination is based flavor of cake that can be prepared in the sand test.
Cake recipe "Strawberries & cream"
You will need: dough 200 g flour 100 g butter, 50 g sugar, 1 egg yolk 1 pinch of salt filling - 700 ml cream 35%, 500 g strawberries, 150 g sugar, 15-20 g of gelatin ? lemon - peel, whole berries to decorate the cake.
How to make cake with strawberries and cream. Mix to a dough with the flour, sugar, salt, butter, diced into small crumbs, beat the yolks, make a crumbly dough, place in ovenproof form with baking paper, buttered, and spread over the bottom, making the sides a few cm height, place in a preheated 180 degree oven and 10 minutes to bake. Stir gelatin and 4 tbsp cold water for half an hour to leave. Cream split in half, remove one part cold, the second mix with sugar and put on stove, bring to boil, to make heating is minimal, 10 min boil stirring constantly, remove from heat and cover to cover. In sustainable peaks whisk the other half of cream, put finely grated lemon zest and stir. Prepared strawberries lightly chop. Gelatin is put in a water bath to dissolve, then stream while stirring add in the boiled cream, stir. Combine gelatin mixture and whipped cream, adding the crushed berries. The mixture pour into the mold and decorate top with whole berries, place in a cold overnight or until solidification of the filling.
This cake turns out very tender, and the simplicity of its preparation is another of his dignity.
Strawberry blends that we know much less, and cheese, and rice, and with the dough, so to make it not only the usual cakes, pastries and such, but other interesting and even a little unusual desserts.
Recipe cottage cheese and strawberry dessert
You will need: 1 kg of strawberries 250 g of cottage cheese, 8 tbsp. liquid honey.
How to make cottage cheese and strawberry dessert. How to RUB the cottage cheese, berries split in half, one half, squeeze the juice and mix it with cream cheese, gradually adding half of the honey with continuous stirring.
If the sugared honey, you can make liquid on a water bath.
Arrange the mixture of cottage cheese with berry juice and honey on the dessert plates, place whole or sliced berries, drizzle with honey.
Recipe strawberry rice dessert
You will need: 1.5 cups strawberries, 1 Cup rice, whipped cream, milk, sugar.
How to make a strawberry dessert with rice. Bring the milk to a boil, cook sticky rice pudding, sweetened it with sugar to taste, allow to cool. Rinse berries, cut in half or into quarters and mix with rice. Beat the cream, gently bring them to the rice-strawberry weight. Served this dish immediately or after 60 minutes of cooling.
Rice, strawberry and cheesecake desserts is perfect as a Breakfast or lunch on a hot summer day, filling the body with nutrients, but without being a heavy food. Another very interesting dish of strawberry - fried in dough.
Recipe strawberry in the test
You will need: 1.5 cups of warm milk, 1 Cup wheat flour 1 tablespoon dry milk 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, ? tsp. baking powder/soda, 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar, melted butter for frying, fresh small strawberries.
How to roast strawberries in the test. Combine all ingredients, except berries, powdered sugar and melted butter, knead the dough for dough such consistency that it enveloped berries. Put the prepared berries in the batter and mix. Over medium heat, reheat in a small pan of melted butter to such a state that the drop test, once in it, immediately floated to the surface. To omit the berries for a few pieces at a time into the oil and fry for 3-4 minutes until crispy Golden brown, remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel. Before serving strawberries in the test sprinkle with powdered sugar.
This unusual dessert will surprise all who try, if you want to cook strawberry is still something lighter, try this interesting option.
Recipe strawberry dessert is grapski
You will need: 15 g of gelatin, 2.5 cups of strawberries, 1 Cup of sugar.
How to make a strawberry dessert is grapski. To sort through the berries, wash them, chop into puree with hand blender or rubbing through a sieve, mix with the sugar until it dissolves. In warm boiled water to dissolve gelatin, leave to swell, then to heat and strain, cool and mix with berry puree. Put the puree into molds and put into the cold to freeze.
This is a very simple but very tasty dessert that is prepared with minimal ingredients, is very fine - hence its name.
Strawberry is wonderful in all respects berry: healthy, delicious and versatile in cooking. Of course, the most popular choices of desserts from it - it jams and preserves, but we'll talk about them another time, and while fresh juicy berries can be a wonderful basis for the most delicious desserts!
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