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Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Strawberry Fields Forever...

...well, maybe not forever but it's been a strawberry weekend. I went to the farmers market yesterday and got a half-flat of Hood strawberries (the last one, actually--they were going fast). Hoods are very special--more fragile but sweeter than some other varieties in Oregon. Highly prized. I enjoyed some for dinner and breakfast.

This afternoon I made my Strawberry Lemonade Bars I've been waiting to make. I mentioned them in a blog or comment last week or the one before. Basically a lemon bar with added fresh strawberry puree. One of my groups at work favor lemon bars and I asked if they would be interested in trying something new. They were willing to try this new recipe. I'll let you know how they like them.



I also made a quick angel food loaf cake and some simple vanilla custard and cut up more of the fresh strawberries for another treat for another group at the office. As soon as the cake cools sufficiently, I will layer the slices of cake with berries lightly sweetened with raw sugar and a touch of cream of cassis (black currant liqueur) and vanilla custard with a touch of sweetened whipped cream for the top. If you have never sampled this treat, it is called a trifle. There are recipes for it but its basically layers of cake, custard and fruit in a bowl. Thank the English for this one.










11 Comments
stevenheinzel
Nice pictures!! I will be waiting to hear how your work group found the Strawberry Lemonade Bars. It sounds like something that would be very refreshing.
stheinz   Sunday, June 8, 2008
lgrant
Thanks, Steve, I will let you know. Nothing to your skill level yet but I'm working on it. :)
LGrant   Sunday, June 8, 2008
dennydeaton
Those strawberries look great Linda! Where do the come from in Portland?
Denny Deaton   Sunday, June 8, 2008
stevenheinzel
The pictures look very good to me - as do the subjects in the pictures!!!
stheinz   Sunday, June 8, 2008
lgrant
Hood Valley, Denny. We have lots of varieties but Hoods are always the favorites. Sweet but very fragile. Thanks again, Steve, that means a lot coming from you. We'll see if the trifle photographs as well.
LGrant   Sunday, June 8, 2008
reera
mouth watering
dannie   Sunday, June 8, 2008
Leslie
If the photo contest was strawberries you would be a winner. The picture is lucious!!!!
Leslie   Sunday, June 8, 2008
girlcarew
Can I have that strawberry lemon bar recipe? We went berry picking on Saturday, and I've got my own half flat to get through!
girlcarew   Sunday, June 8, 2008
lgrant
http://bakingbites.com/2008/06/strawberry-lemonade-bars/

My favorite recipe site. I wasn't too sure about the 3/4 cup berries=1/2 cup pureed berries so I just put a pint in the food-processor and scooped a 1/2 c. of pureed berries out of the results. Maybe 1/2 pint unless you are better at figuring out 3/4 of berries than me. The pureed worked really nice as an ice cream sauce. :)
LGrant   Sunday, June 8, 2008
lgrant
Two pictures of the finished trifle. One to show the top more; the other to show the layering of the sides. I'm not too fussy about them being perfect. I'd rather the quantity of flavor and ingredients be there over perfect layers. Of course it has to bounce in a bus and for 6 blks of walking so no reason to expect it to look perfect after it gets there even if it does here! :)
LGrant   Monday, June 9, 2008
lgrant
Both recipes were big successes. The trifle lasted roughly 30 mins. The bars were considered exceptional and described as "strawberry-lemonade with a crust". I'd like to take the credit but I think the Oregon strawberries are the real stars. :)
LGrant   Monday, June 9, 2008
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