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.