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  • Recipe: Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake

    Recipe: Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake

      Total time: 40 min. 4 pints strawberries, rinsed and hulled 1/4 cup sugar 10 shortcakes 2 cups whipping cream, whipped Cut strawberries in half and toss with sugar. Set aside 1/2 hour. Split each Shortcake while still warm. Spoon plenty of strawberries over bottom of each shortcake, top with...

  • Recipe: Orange-flavored shortcakes with strawberries and cream

    Recipe: Orange-flavored shortcakes with strawberries and cream

    Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Coarse sugar can be found at baking and cooking supply stores as well as well-stocked markets. Orange-flavored shortcakes 2 cups flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (about 1 large...

  • Recipe: Agua fresca with strawberry and jamaica flowers

    Recipe: Agua fresca with strawberry and jamaica flowers

    Total time: 20 minutes, plus steeping and macerating time Servings: Makes 2 1/2 quarts Note: Adapted from Anthony Medina of La Taquiza 2 cups dried hibiscus (jamaica) flowers -- available in well-stocked Latin markets 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 cup sugar 1. Combine the hibiscus...

  • Recipe: Strawberry Siam parfaits

    Recipe: Strawberry Siam parfaits

    Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 8 Note: Adapted from "Desserts by the Yard." Yard prefers Chaokoh brand coconut milk. 1 (13 1/2 -ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk 1 1/2 pounds strawberries 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/2...

  • Recipe: Cinnamon tortilla chips with strawberry-avocado salsa

    Recipe: Cinnamon tortilla chips with strawberry-avocado salsa

      Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: If possible, use handmade whole-wheat tortillas. 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon walnut oil, divided Juice of 5 limes, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper Pinch sea salt 6 whole-wheat tortillas...

  • Recipe: Strawberry crostata

    Recipe: Strawberry crostata

    Total time: About 45 minutes plus 1 hour, 30 minutes chilling Servings: 8 1 1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 10 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups imported Italian mascarpone cheese About 2 pints ripe strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced 1/4 cup red...

  • Recipe: Spinach and strawberry salad with thyme-infused vinaigrette

    Recipe: Spinach and strawberry salad with thyme-infused vinaigrette

    Total time: 30 minutes, plus steeping time Servings: 4 to 6 Note: This makes three-fourths cup dressing. Save the remaining dressing, refrigerated and covered, for 1 week. 1/2 cup best-quality olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, divided (any variety of strongly flavored thyme will...

  • Recipe: Strawberry bonbons

    Recipe: Strawberry bonbons

    Total time: 45 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: Makes 12 bonbons Note: This recipe makes 1 quart of ice cream, more than is needed for the bonbons. 1 pint strawberries, stemmed and cleaned 1 cup milk 1 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup corn syrup 2 egg yolks 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped...

  • Recipe: Rhubarb-strawberry sorbet

    Recipe: Rhubarb-strawberry sorbet

      Rhubarb-strawberry sorbet Note: Rhubarb and strawberries unite in a delicious sorbet with results that yield a refreshing treat for a warm summer's night. It's a cool way to end a meal. Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: Makes 1 1/2 quarts Note: Adapted from David Lebovitz's...

  • Recipe: Fraîche's strawberry sangria

    Recipe: Fraîche's strawberry sangria

    Total time: About 20 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from bar chef Albert Trummer at Fraîche. This makes slightly more sweetened lime juice than is called for in the recipe; the remainder can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 week. Juice of 2 limes 2 teaspoons sugar 16 ripe strawberries,...

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