Spring 4 Delicious Strawberry Recipes On Your Kids

The Weather God is confusing my body temperature and how. But I am glad that strawberries decided to show up at their designated spring time. Juicy, blush-red and ready to tantalise my taste buds, these healthy berries deserve much more than just milk shakes and cream.

Here are four deliciously healthy strawberry recipes. So switch those processed jams and instead make fresh strawberry jam without any preservatives for your kids. Make tea-time more luxurious with Whole-Wheat strawberry pie or cup cakes. Refresh movie time with home-made strawberry ice cream without the ice cream maker. And then take the left-overs and make a three tier dinner dessert.

What makes strawberries so delicious is also its numerous health benefits:

– It promotes bone health as the fruit is a rich source of Potassium, Vitamin K and Magnesium.
– Keeps eyes healthy as it boasts of folate, potassium and manganese. It is known to lower the risk of vision loss due to muscular degeneration.
– Extremely high in vitamin C, it shields us from cold and flu etc.

Strawberry ice-cream

Ingredients:

fresh strawberries (chopped) 

1kg milk

400gm Nestle Milkmaid

1)Boil milk in a thick bottomed vessel and reduce milk to 3/4 of its quantity. 

2)Add Nestle Milkmaid and stir and reduce further.
3)When the consistency thickens, add chopped strawberries and cook for 5 minutes (don’t overcook or the milk will curdle). Remove and let it cool down. 

4)Churn it in a mixer-grinder and freeze. 

5)After 4-5 hours, take the almost set ice cream out and churn it in the mixer again. Repeat two more times and leave it in the freezer overnight.

6)Serve chilled, garnish with crunchy nuts or fresh strawberry chunks.


Strawberry Jam

Ingredients: 

200gms fresh strawberries (chopped finely)
2tsp lemon juice
200gms sugar

1)In a flat pan (yes, you need a flat omelette pan so that the water evaporates quickly) on a slow flame, add chopped strawberries and sugar together.
2)Keep stirring constantly till the water evaporates and the mixture looks thick and jammy.
3)Add lemon juice, cook for 2 minutes and take the pan off the heat.
4)Pour it into a glass container. It will stay in the fridge for up to 10 days.
5)Enjoy on freshly baked bread or add a dash on your buttered toast.

Whole-wheat strawberry cake

My friend saves recipes for yours truly to try. This is one of them. She is paranoid about baking, silly her I find baking easier than a lot of other things and fun of course.

Ingredients:

5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
11/2 cups whole-wheat flour, extra for dusting
11/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp pure vanilla essence
400gms strawberries, cut into 4 pieces or more

1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Butter a 10-inch pie plate and dust with flour.
2)Sift whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
3)Beat butter and 1 cup sugar in an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
4)Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla and let them mix well
5)Add the flour mixture, a little at a time
6)Add a tbsp of cut strawberries just to add a little flavour in the cake batter and for a beautiful pink colour
7)Transfer the batter into the pie plate and place strawberries on the top. Sprinkle the leftover sugar on the top
8)Bake cake for 10 minutes and reduce the temperature to 150 degrees but don’t open the oven door. Leave it to bake for another 50 minutes or till well done. Especially check under the strawberries.
9)Let it cool before you take it out on your favourite cake plate. Enjoy with fresh strawberries and ice cream

Strawberry Custard Jelly Cup

Ingredients:
Left-over whole-wheat strawberry cake or any other cake, cut into really small pieces
Jello, all prepared and set (choose strawberry or raspberry flavour)
2 bowls of thick custard prepared and chilled
Handful of cashew nuts
1) Scoop out a tbsp of the jelly and fill it at the bottom of the cup sonu image
2)Throw in the left over pieces of the cake
3)Add a tbsp of the chilled custard on top
4)Cut the left over jelly into cubes and garnish the tier dessert with it
5) Sprinkle the crisp cashew nuts on top

Hmm, this post is almost smelling delicious if that is even possible, so before I gobble it down I suggest you pick your favourite recipe.




Comments (1)

Pragma Mamma Posted on Feb 04, 2016

Definitely trying the cake! Thanks for sharing :)

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Charu Chhitwal, Founder KetchupMoms has daring tastebuds, a love for travel and an owl for her soul. It’s little wonder then that she loves to write and share her tips and tricks on traveling, food,

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