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Too Many Strawberries!

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Mamie Fri 22-Jun-12 11:31:57

I have made ice-cream, water-ice, 10lbs of jam, frozen puree and jellies with pink champagne. What next? I was wondering about making little bottles of coulis for presents - has anyone tried? My strawberries are the French Gariguette variety.

AlisonMA Fri 22-Jun-12 11:40:59

No, just send them to me!

jeni Fri 22-Jun-12 11:43:19

Oh! Strawberry coulis! Have you a recipe?
I grow lots of raspberries and would like to make coulis with them!

Notsogrand Fri 22-Jun-12 13:06:23

Strawberry wine is lovely.

dorsetpennt Fri 22-Jun-12 13:17:46

ooh strawberry wine - sound delicious! Where can one buy this?

Greatnan Fri 22-Jun-12 13:20:07

Too many strawberries - not possible!

Notsogrand Fri 22-Jun-12 13:23:48

I should have said home made strawberry wine dorset smile

dorsetpennt Fri 22-Jun-12 13:26:17

oh home made - must take masses of strawberries to make - I'll just have dream about it. smile

Mamie Fri 22-Jun-12 13:59:12

Hmm hmm thanks Notsogrand, but it looks a bit fiddly and since OH would rather be fried in oil than drink strawberry wine, I think I'll give that one a miss.

jeni Fri 22-Jun-12 14:11:31

How often do you change the oil you fry him in?

Mamie Fri 22-Jun-12 14:16:04

Not often, but I make sure it is always extra virgin and cold-pressed...

Notsogrand Fri 22-Jun-12 17:34:17

Mamie grin

j04 Fri 22-Jun-12 17:37:15

jeni grin

Notsogrand Fri 22-Jun-12 17:40:11

Strawberry liqueur is less faffy to make than the wine and it's ready to drink much sooner. Tell OH it's cough medicine.

glammanana Fri 22-Jun-12 17:41:59

Never ever ever too many Strawberries grin do you want to come to our party to-night and we will sample the goods ??

Mamie Fri 22-Jun-12 17:47:56

Yes I was going to bring a large box of them. Please organise the cream though because French cream is not up to the job.

glammanana Fri 22-Jun-12 17:57:10

Oh that is no problem I will wizz down to Morrissons on my way out and park the broomstick on the slipway down to the River then I can get an easy getaway its all downhill so a swift takeoff can be assured.(landing safely though is another matter altogether)hmm

flump Fri 22-Jun-12 22:15:05

I like homemade jam. Much more tasty than shop bought, smile

Granny23 Fri 22-Jun-12 23:12:26

We should arrange a north/south swap. My strawberries are not ripe yet, here in the cold north, but they will ripen when your glut is over. Shame we cannot just PM them!

Maniac Sat 23-Jun-12 08:16:56

It's a myth that you can't freeze strawberries .Spread out on a tray and freeze.OK they collapse when defrosted but can still be used for coulis,jam, etc or for last minute decoration of e.g trifle.
Can't have too many strawberries.

granjura Sat 23-Jun-12 21:12:22

I use the tray method too, same for raspberries. If you defrost overnight/slowly in the fridge, they hold their shape much better.

Bags Sat 23-Jun-12 21:57:11

Used to have a recipe for freezer strawberry jam. You add far less sugar than usual and keep it frozen in small quantities until you need to use it. Absolutely delicious!

Elegran Sat 23-Jun-12 22:33:56

Does that one have Certo in it? Mine does. It still comes out runny though, (once you defrost it, that is)

Annobel Sat 23-Jun-12 22:56:26

I don't freeze strawberries whole. I purée them first and then freeze the purée in small containers. It makes lovely fruit yoghurt for my breakfast or can be used with ice cream.

jeni Sat 23-Jun-12 23:15:50

That's what I do!