Hello. I thought I’d start the week off with something sweet!
We had our friend Chops over for a casual dinner a few weeks back (pictures here) and I wanted to whip something up for dessert that was simple but still a bit more fancy that plain old ice-cream with fruit on it (although I quite like that too!)
This warm fruity sauce which elicited the words ‘This puts the mmmm in yummmmy’ from our guest. Yes, a grown manly-man said that … I did tell him he would be quoted here and he was okay with it.
But really the warm sauce over the cold ice-cream was really nice, and I’ve made this sauce a couple of times since then while strawberries have been plentiful here.
At Nick’s request I also remade these little individual chocolate cakes and served them with this sauce too.
While I’ve been making this with strawberries, the same technique can be used with many other fruits or berries too. I think blueberries and pears would be particularly good.
Really, it’s kind of like pie but without the work or fat and calories of the crust. And there is no water added, so the sauciness is made from the juice that’s in the fruit.
Oh and I must also mention that a fruit sauce like this is really easy to prepare and only takes 5 minutes. It keeps well in the fridge and can be quickly reheated in the microwave oven (or a saucepan on the stove if you don’t have one.)
Warm Strawberry Sauce
- 1 lb (450 grams) strawberries or other berries or fruit
- 2 teaspoons salted butter or coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
- pinch of salt if using unsalted butter or coconut oil
Wash and chop the berries. Heat a frying pan and melt the butter. Add berries and stir to coat. You’ll notice that they release juice as they cook. Once they’re saucy add vanilla, sugar, and salt (if your butter was unsalted). Stir together and serve over ice-cream and/or cake.
Warm strawberry sauce
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There are some things blog-related that Nick likes helping out with more than others …
Wishing you a happy week, perhaps made a bit more sweet with this recipe!