Friday, May 30, 2014

I'm addicted to roasted strawberries!

I think I have a problem. No. I'm pretty sure I know I have a problem. I've eaten ... um ... I think I've eaten almost four pounds of strawberries in the past three days. All of them roasted.  Oh my gosh, you guys, these are so delicious!

I used this recipe from Dimity Jones of Three to One. It's very simple, just mix up 4 tablespoons of brown sugar and one 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar for every pound of strawberries you're going to roast. Wash strawberries, pat them dry, then cut off the green tops and toss them in the sugar mixture. Place them in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet (I just laid down parchment, since my baking sheets don't have a nonstick coating), and place in a 250° Fahrenheit (120° Celsius) oven for 2 hours. And that's it - no stirring needed. Just walk away, enjoy the tantalizing smell that fills your house, and then eat these delicious berries!

I actually think Dimity Jones' recipe makes a bit more sugar/balsamic than you need. I used about 2/3 this much sugar/vinegar for my second batch. I got less syrup out of the deal, but I don't actually feel like I need to eat that much brown sugar - you know?

The strawberries hold their shape through the baking; when they come out, they're soft, and the seeds are sticking out a bit, but they aren't totally mushy.

And how do they taste? Like strawberry jam. Warm strawberry jam. Soooo delicious. You've got to try this.


Katrina Henry said...

Yummy! I am going to try this with my next batch! Thanks!!

fleur_delicious said...

Let me know what you think of them, Katrina! I can't *wait* for our own little strawberry patch to start producing - we get a lot of shade, so we won't see berries until June-July. It's so hard to be patient!