Tag Archives: Strawberries

Strawberry Pancakes



Low Fat Strawberry Bread


Angel Food Loaf with Basil Berry Sauce

We bought some strawberries and blackberries at the Farmer’s Market this weekend, and I wanted to somehow use them in a dessert, when I suddenly had a vision of them spilling over a white slice of Angel Food Cake and knew their destiny.

I halved my original recipe for Angel Food cake and baked it in a loaf pan. I was so upset when I realized at first that I didn’t have any cake flour, until I remembered something on the side of my corn starch container. If you are in need of cake flour, use 3/4 a cup plus two tablespoons of all purpose flour and two tablespoons of corn starch and sift them together for one cup of cake flour. Worked like a charm!


The berries? I had to think about how I wanted them to work together in a sauce to be poured over the cake. I finally decided that crushed strawberries with the blackberries being left whole would be a nice option.


The addition of black pepper and basil gave the berries a wonderful undertone that would make you wonder what exactly it was. Beautiful flavor.



All this yummy-ness for less than 175 calories per serving…and no fat!

For the angel food cake recipe, please go here.

Basil Berry Sauce

A Lobster and Fishsticks Creation

  • 1 c. strawberries, fresh or thawed, stems removed and diced
  • 1/8 c. water
  • 1/8 c. fruit juice – I used kiwi strawberry Juicy Juice
  • 3/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 c.  whole blackberries

combine strawberries and liquids in a small saucepan and cook on medium heat, further crushing berries as they cook, with a fork or potato masher.

about 10 minutes into the cooking, add pepper and basil

cook for 15-20 minutes, until mixture begins to thicken and foam slightly

remove from heat and transfer to a bowl to cool

fold in blackberries and allow to further cool. Can be served chilled or room temperature,  and will thicken as it cools.

Tuesdays With Dorie: La Palette’s Strawberry Tart


This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, La Palette’s Strawberry Tart, was chosen by Marie of A Year In Oak Cottage.

This is my first week with TWD – I am soo excited!

I have a confession to make – I have never made a tart – gasp – because….well, confession #2 – I am scared of anything with a crust. Whew, I feel much better now!

La Palette’s Strawberry Tart – a perfect welcome to summer. Of course, its been sweltering here in Florida for some time now, but if you want to be technical, summer is on its way.

I have never made any pastry in my food processor, so I was like a little kid watching a magic show when all of the ingedients suddenly, magically formed dough, right before my eyes with just a few pluses of my fingers! How much easier could this get?

Of course, life would have probably been a little easier had a actually owned a tart pan. But, I winged it with a springform pan. Dorie mentioned that the tart could be rustic, so I took her at her word!

My husband and I both enjoyed it every much – the buttery crust was so rich, and yet the dessert was so light at the same time. Again, magic!

I am looking forward to many more baking adventures with TWD!