A rich and dreamy strawberry sauce that you can whip up quickly to decorate a myriad of desserts. You can use it hot or cold to give some gorgeous color and fresh taste to your ice creams, Pavlovas or homemade cakes - satisfaction guaranteed for all the strawberry lovers out there! (more...)
A rich and dreamy strawberry sauce that you can whip up quickly to decorate a myriad of desserts. You can use it hot or cold to give some gorgeous color and fresh taste to your ice creams, Pavlovas or...
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved or roughly chopped
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Wash your strawberries, dry them carefully with a paper towel and remove their stems. Cut them in half or chop them roughly, depending on their size and how big you want them to be in your sauce.
Mix the strawberries, sugar and vanilla and add the mixture to a medium-sized saucepan. Turn the heat to medium-high and let the mixture cook gently, stirring continually. Don't worry if the mixture sizzles for a while - this will only be until the strawberries release a beautiful, rich juice. Continue cooking for about 15 minutes, letting the strawberry sauce thicken nicely. Feel free to mash a few strawberries using a wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula in order to really get the juice out and make your mixture more syrupy.
Remove the strawberry sauce from the heat and let it cool for a bit.
Using a blender, puree about 1/3 of your cooled sauce and then mix it back with the remaining sauce to add a little more creaminess.
You can store your strawberry sauce in a refrigerator to use it cool or heat it back up for use as a hot dessert topping.