STRAWBERRY SAUCE

STRAWBERRY SAUCE

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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STRAWBERRY SAUCE

A Polish strawberry sauce…

This is definitely not your average snack or meal. I’ve never heard of anyone eating something like this other than my Polish family and my boyfriend’s Polish family. I think it’s just an easy and delicious way to save fresh strawberries from going bad, so here you are! I honestly couldn’t think of a more creative name for it, so let’s stick to what it is, a fresh strawberry sauce.

It’s interesting how different families from different regions from Poland enjoy this sauce differently. My family traditionally serves this sauce over rice, while my boyfriend’s family serves it over a curly egg noodle. Both are delicious, so it really comes down to what you prefer!

Strawberry sauce

How to make it

This is so easy to make and will be done in just a few minutes, but the key is to use fresh strawberries! Strawberry season is just about to come to an end here in Southern Ontario after it’s late start this year. Luckily, we managed to make it out to Herrle’s farm to handpick a few pints of some fresh strawberries. That’s what’s so special about this dish, is that you can really only enjoy it for about a month every year (at least here in Ontario).

Once your remove all the leaves/strawberry tails, mash them up. Again, based on your preference, you can leave the sauce a little more chunky or mash them until there are no chunks at all. When adding sugar, add a little at a time and taste as you go. If your strawberries are already quite sweet, you won’t need as much. Add some sugar and sour cream and you’re ready to serve!

Strawberry sauce

Strawberry Sauce

An easy Polish fresh strawberry sauce served over rice or noodles.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Polish

Equipment

  • Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pints fresh strawberries stem removed
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp sour cream

Instructions
 

  • Wash the strawberries and remove all the stems. Place them in a bowl and with a potato masher mash the strawberries to your desired consistency (chunky or smooth).
  • Mix in the sugar and sour cream and serve over a bed of rice or noodles.

Notes

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Keyword fresh strawberries, meatballs in mushroom sauce, strawberry sauce

BANANA BREAD

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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BANANA BREAD

Guess what the most searched recipe has been during quarantine? Banana bread! So, this cold dreary end to the Victoria Day long weekend was destined for this yummy loaf.

Perfect for the morning, daytime or evening dessert, heck it’s the perfect snack at any point in the day. Whether you want to eat it in loaf form or as individual muffins, this fantastic recipe was gifted to me by my best friend’s mom, Dale.

Variations:

Keep it simple and straight up banana or for added flavour and texture I recommend walnuts and/or chocolate chips. It’s all based on personal preference so don’t be afraid to get creative. My personal favourite is banana bread with chocolate chips.

Plain banana bread batter fully combined and ready to be baked.
Banana bread batter with chocolate chips and walnuts.

Dale’s Banana Bread

A yummy banana bread recipe perfect for any time of the day.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf or 12 muffins

Equipment

  • Loaf pan or muffin pan
  • Fork
  • Two bowls, (medium-large size)

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 lg bananas ripe, or 4 small ripe bananas
  • *1/4 cup walnut pieces (optional)
  • *1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • In a bowl, mash your bananas using a fork until there are no large chunks of banana left. Add sugar, beaten egg, and melted butter to the banana mixture and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder together.
  • Mix the flour mixture into the banana mixture until combined. *Add walnuts and chocolate chips, something else or nothing at all!
  • Grease loaf pan or prep muffin pan before filling.
  • For loaf: bake 30-35 minutes, for muffins: bake 20 minutes. Ready when toothpick comes out clean when checking if ready!

Notes

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Keyword baked good, banana, bread, muffins