Here's a simple way to stretch your strawberries for
Strawberry Shortcake or whatever.
Some of you might think I'm nuts but it works!
background -- My husband always told me that when he had strawberries at his Grandma's house she always had so much juice in her strawberries. The juice is the part he loves to put on his shortcake, he really doesn't care for the actual strawberry.
Anyway it got me thinking... Did she really have that juicy of strawberries??? Maybe, but I hardly get any juice from smashing them so I find it hard to believe that hers were that much more juicy. So I decided to try something else. Maybe she added water and then sweetened them with more sugar???
So I tried it... And it worked!! My hubby loved it, He said it was just like hers!!
Mystery solved! I believe that she stretched her strawberries by adding water and then more sugar to feed the whole extended family!
I could be wrong but for now it works for us!!!
So I simply took my strawberries, maybe a pint or so. Smashed them up in a bowl. I find using my hands and smashing each one works the best. Then I put them under the faucet and added cold water. I can't say exactly how much water I add but I'd say at least a quart maybe more. Then just add sugar as you would normally do until they are sweetened to your liking! Let them sit in the fridge for awhile, stir and you'll never know you added water!
Seriously, does anyone else do this???
My MIL thought I was crazy when I had her add water
to the strawberries this past weekend...
But it worked!!!