Monday, March 24, 2008

Berry Strawberry Topping

Well, I know I can get strawberry toppings or sauce for my dessert at the supermarket but why I'm not doing so is because those sold off-the-shelf is way too sweet for me. This time around, I've decided to make my own strawberry topping minimizing sugar with EXTRA strawberries!


Wash a handful of strawberries





The strawberries were hulled and split into halves. Please them in a saucepan and turn on the stove to medium heat.

Add in balsamic vinegar. Strawberries and balsamic vinegar are match made in heaven!







Instead of sugar, I've added maple syrup to the boiling strawberries

Turn down the heat and boil the stawberries for 15 minutes or until the strawberries caramelised.




Here's a must-have ingredient when making strawberry toppings! The almighty vanilla pod.
It was said to be the second most expensive spice in the world, next to saffron! So please, when you scrape the seeds off the pod, make sure you don't leave any tiny bits behind.. :)

Split 1 vanilla pod and add in the seeds into the boiling sauce. You may want to boil it together with the pod for extra flavor. Turn off the heat immediately and DO NOT LET IT BOIL.

Here's the strawberry topping for my ice cream. You can even spread it on bread or pancakes.

Strawberries are high in vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber. There also have a high rate of antioxidant power. So, here's a very good excuse for you to indulge in strawberry desserts often...Errr... homemade ones with less sugar of course!

4 comments:

Jacelyn Chew said...

the strawberry dessert looks good, but i don't like strawberry much.

just drop by to say hi, and I've linked u in my food blog too.

http://www.dineandhealth.com

hope u link me back. TQ

PEARLY said...

nothing is the best then a real strawberry sauce home make mmmmm can I have a spoonful to add on my ice cream PLEASE xxxx

L'abeille said...

Jacelyn,

Thanks for the link..Oh, don't like strawberry toppings? How about grapes.. Mmm, maybe I should make some soon :)

Pearly,
Yeah! Especially Devon ice cream huh? ;)

little inbox said...

I like strawberry toppings so much, but I found most of them too sweet. So, yours home made sure is better, less sugar, healthier!