The end of the summer is here. Need I say it? I’m so ready for fall my friend. All in the three-month lay over I resigned from my job, moved, and got married. I got married!!!!!
I’d been looking for something light and refreshing to get us through the heat in the mid summer days. I stumbled upon this recipe while searching for something to do with my strawberries. You could easily do this with peaches or watermelon. Whatever you do, do it! The summer is ending. Treat yourself!
Anyways, Summer is never complete without the lush taste of something cold and the summer get’s even better if you don’t have to pay for it; now or later. This has got to be my most favorite summer recipe to make. It’s so simple! My heart bounces bountifully when the rush of cold strawberries touches my lips. Not to sweet, not too bitter but perfect for those hot summer nights or cold winters near the fire. (Somebody buy me fire!!)
Enough with this.
Strawberry Sorbet: Adapted from CafeJohnsonia
1 Cup Water
1 1/4 cups sugar
16 oz package of strawberries
1 Tbsp lemon juice
small pinch of salt
In a small saucepan, bring to a boil the sugar and water. Stir until sugar dissolves. Set aside.
(I cut my strawberries in quarters and mashed them with a potato masher before putting them in the blender. Add the lemon juice and salt if you do this.)
Puree strawberries, water/sugar mixture, lemon juice and the pinch of salt in a blender or food processor. If your food processor isn’t big enough, puree the strawberries, lemon and salt and mix in the water mixture.
Chill the mixture overnight or a day in a flat container being sure to stir occasionally every few hours or so. ( I found that a metal loaf pan works great!)
Enjoy the fruity goodness! 🙂