Fresh strawberries are one of the main joys of the beginning of summer. The kiosks and markets point to the fragrant berries of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Krasnodar, and on the way there is a harvest from the local beds.
Strawberries are delicious and beautiful in their natural form, but if you want to make something with them, here are the recipes of friendly Yekaterinburg cooks. There is soup, salad and ice cream.
Strawberry soup with straciatella և lemon grass jelly
Recipe by “Metis” restaurant chef Diana Fayzulina
The sweetness of strawberries, the creaminess of straciatella cheese, the spiciness and freshness of lemon grass jelly. This is the kind of soup you want on a hot summer afternoon.
For strawberry soup (three to four servings).
- 500 g of fresh strawberries
- 15 g of sugar
- “Lemon peel”
- 3 basil leaves
To make the soup, you need to cut the strawberries, add the sugar, lemon zest, basil, cover the container with foil, and put it in the refrigerator for two hours. When the strawberries give their juice, adding sugar, it is necessary to remove the basil owners, mix the strawberries with a blender until it is smooth.
- 2 sticks of lemon grass
- 20 g of ginger
- 3 g red chili pepper
- 750 ml of water
- 50 g of sugar
- 5 g agar-agar.
To make jelly, lemon grass must be mashed to get rid of its taste. Then mix the sugar, water and lemon grass in a saucepan. Cook for 20 minutes on low heat. Then cover with foil and cook for an hour. Add agar-agar to the infused syrup and cook on low heat for 7-10 minutes, until it dissolves. Remove the syrup from the oven and leave it to cool. At this point, cut the chili և ginger into small cubes and send them in the syrup. Pour the prepared syrup into the mold, put it in the refrigerator for two hours (if the mold is metal, it is better to cover it with a film so that the jelly does not stick).
Pour the soup into the pots, put 50 grams of straciatella on it, beat with a whisk until smooth. Spread jelly on Straciatella, garnish with Brazil nuts and strawberry pieces.
Salad with feta cheese and strawberries
Recipe by Capcho kind chef Victor Kutin
Strawberries perform well both as a soloist and in a team. They are great friends with soft cheeses, they open the acidity of cherry tomatoes.
For one serving.
- 50 g thousand
- 50 g of fresh strawberries
- 50 g of cherry tomatoes
- 15 g of sauce.
For clothes mix fresh cream, 5 g of finely chopped fresh mint leaves, 30 g of low-fat sour cream, 5 g of fresh garlic (finely chopped), 1 tbsp. lemon juice, everything salt. The lettuce should be roughly chopped, the strawberry և cherry tomatoes should be cut in half or a quarter. And mix the salad with the sauce.
Grate 20 g of feta cheese with a large grater and sprinkle on the dish.
“Anna Pavlova” with strawberries and raspberries
The recipe is from Mikhail Kovalev, the chef of Troekurov restaurant
The easiest popular dessert recipe you can make at home.
First of all, we need meringue. For one fresh egg white we use 60 g of sugar, there you can add a little juice համ lemon flavor. Stir, put on parchment paper, bake, but rather dry in a preheated oven for 1.5-2 hours.
We bake meringue in the form of two hemispheres, which we then connect. For the cream you can take a part of mascarpone և white chocolate ganache, whipped cream (fat content: 33%), which should be mixed with melted white chocolate in a ratio of 6: 4. Coat the inside hemispheres or just put it nicely in a pastry bag. Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the bottom, and a diced strawberry on the top, which should be mixed with the raspberries without the stones. If you want, add sugar, but in principle, the natural sweetness of the berries is enough for a harmonious taste.
Then we arrange the dessert on a plate, decorate it with raspberry jelly cubes, if desired, with meringue powder. If we have meringue left, we have to mix it with grated raspberries, dry it and grate it through a strainer. . The final touch is a few fresh mint holders!
Sand cake with strawberries and meringue
The recipe is by Dmitry Soldatov, the chef who founded Food Sekta
This dish can not be called a classic pie, rather it is a pie “cake”. So it will also be appropriate for the holiday table.
The first layer is the cookie.
- 280 g of flour
- 4 yellows,
- 80 g of sugar
- 120 g butter
- 1.5 g of baking powder
- 8 g (bag) of vanilla sugar.
First, carefully divide the eggs into egg whites and yolks. In a deep bowl, pour the butter at room temperature, add the sugar, vanilla sugar, mix with a mixer for a few minutes, until lush. Add the yolks to the butter whipped with sugar at room temperature and mix again for a few minutes. The air mass is found out.
Then, in the obtained mass, sift the flour in two stages with a baking powder, mix it quickly until smooth, first with a spatula, and then with your hands, gathering the dough into a ball. The result is a soft, elastic dough.
We take the egg sample, line it with parchment paper, spread the dough all over the area, after which we put the egg in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. While the dough is cooling, prepare the strawberry core. Remove the cooled dough from the refrigerator and pierce several places with a fork. Then send the egg to the oven preheated to 180 degrees for 15 minutes.
The second layer is strawberries.
- 600 g of strawberries
- 1 st. l. Sahara,
- 2 ch.c. l. corn starch.
We cut the large berries, leaving the small ones whole. Fill with sugar and starch. It is better to use corn starch. We mix everything,։ the core is ready.
The third layer is meringue.
- 4 egg whites
- 180 g of sugar
- a pinch of salt.
Ready for meringue. For that, we put the whites in a deep bowl and beat first at low speed, and then at maximum. As soon as the proteins turn into a soft foam, add the sugar part by part, continue to mix the mass until it thickens.
It’s time to dump her and move on. Remove the prepared golden cake from the oven, put the berries on it, cover it with a layer of meringue. Put the mold in the oven again for 15-20 minutes, until the meringue is red. Delicious, light և և really summer dessert is ready.
Clafoutis with strawberries
Recipe by Natalia Chernenko, co-owner of Slice of Happiness Confectionery
Clafoutis is a cross between dessert omelet և charlotte, delicate dough և lots of berries. Much more effective when it is hot.
- 1 cup flour
- 500 g of non-greasy cream
- 2 ch.c. l. Sahara,
- vanilla sugar bag
- lots of strawberries (can be mixed with other berries).
Mix the flour, sugar, cream and egg (from three yolks to two whites) until a thick homogeneous mass (like rustic sour cream). Grease the baking plate with butter, grate a lot of fresh strawberries, sprinkle with vanilla sugar and fill the dough. Flatten և Put in the oven heated to 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Serve hot, without removing from the pan, with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream or this sauce. Put a handful of fresh berries, 200 g of natural yogurt, cream և sugar in a blender (the proportions depend on you). The dessert is so delicate that you can not cut it, just take it with a spoon. And if you wish, you can make klafutis in portions in separate molds.
Almond roll with strawberries
The recipe is from Nikita Fedulov, the chef of the main food project
– I like strawberries with natural eggs. Mash with a little green basil until juice is obtained, serve with French vanilla ice cream. But for more formal occasions, you can make such an elegant roll.
- 500 g of strawberries
- 250 g of flour
- 250 g cottage cheese
- 250 g cottage cheese “Kremette” type cheese,
- 320 g of thick cream (33%),
- 160 g ground almonds
- 300 g of sugar
- 8 eggs.
Mix the flour and almond crumbs. Beat the egg with 200 g of sugar until it thickens, add the flour, knead the dough. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 190 degrees. Remove the cookie, wrap it with a wet towel and leave it to cool. Sift the cottage cheese through a sieve. Mix the cream with 100 g of sugar until it becomes strong peaks, mix the “Cream”, the cottage cheese and the cream.
Make jam or puree from a piece of strawberry. Open the roll, spread it with jam, then with cream և spread it with pieces of fresh berries. Wrap և and cook in the refrigerator for one hour.
Strawberry banana ice cream
The recipe is by Olga Simonova, the chef of “Spices” restaurant
A very simple recipe that you can prepare with your children. an attitude like natural homemade ice cream, they will definitely appreciate it.
- 150 g strawberries (you can take fresh or even frozen),
- 100 g of bananas
- 30 g of honey or sweetener
- 70 g of cottage cheese “Kremette” type cheese
- 100 g of coconut milk or cream.
Mix everything in a blender until smooth. Put it in a container և put the freezer. Remember to remove it for about half an hour և mix it with an immersion blender. This will give a uniform texture as close as possible to the ice cream maker.
When serving, each serving can be filled with melted chocolate, garnished with fruit, whipped cream, sprinkled with biscuit crumbs, waffles or roasted walnuts. take what you want, do not limit your imagination.