Strawberry Sauce from Ourbestbites.com! Can I just say Y.U.M! This stuff knocked my socks off. I must have eaten five or six spoonfuls before I could get it put away. I seriously wanted to pour it in a bowl and eat it like soup. It's simple, quick and easy to make. You could make it with Splenda instead of sugar and it would be incredibly diet-friendly. I made it with sugar. I'm totally at peace with that. :) I have great plans for strawberry shortcake, pancakes, ice cream sundaes, maybe even soup. Why not?
You can follow the link to ourbestbites.com , (though I warn you, stay away if you're watching your calories). It is my favorite recipe site of all time- everything I have tried from it has turned out fabulous. Or, if you don't want to end up spending hours drooling over recipes, here's the Strawberry Sauce:
1 pint strawberries
1/3 c. white sugar
1 tsp. almond extract (my favorite) or vanilla extractWash strawberries and remove stems. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can roughly chop the berries, but I say you’re already feeling ambitious enough by making your own strawberry sauce. So don’t sweat it.
Combine berries, sugar, and extract in medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for five minutes, stirring/breaking strawberries up with a wooden spoon constantly.
After five minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly (if you have a glass blender jar) and a lot (if you have a plastic blender jar). When cool enough, transfer mixture to blender and pulse until desired consistency is reached.
I used a potato masher to squash the berries while they were simmering- that seemed to make it easier for the blender to process the sauce quickly, without making it too frothy. Mine turned out thick and smooth, perfect. I froze some of it, and put the rest in the fridge. Seriously, if you even kind of like strawberries, try it.