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Strawberry Pie

Ingredients 4 pints (~3lb) fresh strawberries 3/4 c.sugar 2 tbsp. cornstarch 1 1/2 teaspoons Sure-Jell low-sugar pectin (pink box) pinch salt 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 pie shell, baked Preparation Select 6 oz. of less pretty berries. Blend to smooth puree. Whisk sugar, cornstarch, Sure-Jell, and salt in medium saucepan. Stir in berry puree. Cook over … Continue reading

Strawberry Curd

Ingredients 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 3 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons butter Preparation Process strawberries in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Press strawberries through a large wire-mesh strainer into a medium … Continue reading

Fresh Strawberry Bars

Ingredients 125 g / 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 1½ cups/ 225 g plain flour (all purpose flour) 1½ cups / 135 g rolled oats (traditional oats, not quick, instant or steel cut) ½ cup / 110 g brown sugar ½ tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 1 egg 2/3 cup strawberry jam 2 cups … Continue reading

Strawberry Lemonade Muffins

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 cups diced fresh strawberries Preparation Preheat oven to 400°. Combine flour and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl; … Continue reading

Satsuma Mandarin and Vanilla Upsidedown cake

Ingredients 4 to 5 medium Satsuma mandarins (1 1/2 pounds), thinly sliced and seeded 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped, pod reserved for another use 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed Satsuma mandarin juice (from 1 mandarin) 1 1/3 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 … Continue reading

Citrus Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients For Cake 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons citrus zest (any type) 1/4 cup fresh citrus juice 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup plain yogurt 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil For Glaze 1/3 cup powdered sugar 2 to 3 … Continue reading

Peach, Bourbon, and Molasses Tart

Ingredients CRUST 1 cup walnuts 1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds 1/2 cup medjool dates 1/4 teaspoon sea salt FILLING 4 local ripe peaches 1 cup multicolored raisins 5 medjool dates 1/4 cup bourbon 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup nuts (walnuts or almonds are best) 2 tablespoons lemon juice Preparation … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients 16 ounces peeled, roughly diced sweet potatoes (3 1/3 cups; 455g), from 2 medium sweet potatoes (see note above) 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped, seeds reserved for whipped cream topping 2 or 3 cinnamon sticks (about 6 inches total) 1 whole nutmeg (see note above) 26 ounces milk (3 1/4 cups; 740g), any … Continue reading

Scotch Shortbread

Ingredients 7/6 c. butter 1/4 c. white sugar 1 1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. brown sugar 2 tbsp. light corn syrup 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk 1 1/4 c. dark chocolate chips Preparation Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together sugar, flour, and 2/3 c. of the butter until evenly crumbly. Press into a 9″ … Continue reading

Panna Cotta

Ingredients 4 cups (1l) heavy cream or half-and-half 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, or 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 2 packets powdered unflavored gelatin (about 4 1/2 teaspoons) 6 tablespoons (90ml) cold water Preparation 1. Heat the heavy cream or half-and-half and sugar in a saucepan . Once the sugar is … Continue reading