Wednesday, May 18, 2011

strawberry sugar

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Strawberry sugar? It might look a little like the pink powered drink mixes at the bulk store or maybe even a bit like kool-aid. Oh gosh did I ever love kool-aid as a kid, like eat it by the spoonfuls or dip your fingers in it kind of love. I would sit in this enormous chair they had in the corner with kool-aid tin in hand and watch cartoons. My mom never bought the stuff, so I would only ever have it at my Grandma's house. I swear they had an unlimited supply and I'm pretty sure my aunt still buys it to this day although I think she's given up on the red drink and has now moved on to blue.
So yes, it does look a bit like kool-aid but is near nothing of the sort. This is just two ingredients here. Freeze dried strawberries and cane sugar to pretty much do with what ever you think best. Ice cream? Muffins? Or even on cereal? I think yes!
I saw a raspberry version of this in something of Donna Hay's which I can no longer find but I know it pretty much consisted of putting the dried strawberries in a food processor which turns it to powder then is mixed into the sugar. Easy peasy.


30 comments:

Julie Marie said...

i love it! i want to make this right now. and the text on the image is really good

Ash said...

Thanks! I just need to make something with it now!

Bianca said...

Yay! You're back! And with a lovely little treat:)

Lick My Spoon said...

cute....look forward to see what you make out of it!

ChichaJo said...

That looks too tempting for words! I want!

Somliga dagar said...

Yummy! Fantastic color. Want to make it right away. :-)

veggie wedgie said...

Brilliant :)

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

This just brought back childhood memories for me! I used to drive my mother crazy because I always begged her to let me drink strawberry milk,(I hated plain milk). Do you remember that pink powder that you stirred into milk? This is an infinitely better version of that!

miri said...

what do you use it for? (looks lovely!)

El said...

I love strawberry sugar. Thanks for reminding me- there is some sitting in the cabinet I forgot about. Great pics too.

The Weight Watcher said...

Aw, how fantastic does that look! Want to make it rightaway!

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

This is just the prettiest thing ever, and I bet it would work with dried cherries or blueberries too. What a wonderful idea.

Laura Thatcher said...

I'm thinking this would be fantastic to use to rim a martini glass. Possibly for a lemon drop (think strawberry lemonade)!

Yum!

Neil Butterfield said...

sounds awesome.

Kaitlin said...

Beautiful! What a lovely idea!

lerocherhotel said...

What a sweet idea!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Brilliant idea! Love it =D I just bought some cereal with freeze-dried strawberries just so I can pick up the strawberries to flavor my macaron shells hahahah. I'm mad.

A Thought For Food said...

You've had me thinking about dried strawberries all day. Am loving this recipe!

Anonymous said...

ash - made this and dusted grapefruit halves with it once - sooooooo good!
:)t

Ash said...

Nice! I need to try that!!

Chef Chuck said...

Hi Ash!! I love the concept...

Misty said...

What a fabulous idea! Read it yesterday (found you on pinterest) and did it today, but with freeze dried bananas. Sprinkled it over my banana muffins. Also, just have to share: you can buy freeze dried fruits at a discount (in bulk) here: http://yourownhomestore.shelfreliance.com/all-products/thrive-foods/fruits.html

Ash said...

Misty: Awesome! I love the idea of Banana sugar!
Double thanks for the link!!

betronica said...

Hello, I just discovered your site through my favourite food mag, Saveur. Your site and photos are just lovely! I am new to blogging and it's inspiring to see such a beautiful site! Thank you! Jessie, A fan from Vancouver.

kms said...

beautiful! and what a fabulous idea!

Sylvia said...

All here is beautiful,love your photos.

birdie to be said...

Yum! I am obsessed with strawberries. Very cute site!

Life Currents said...

This looks lovely. I think I'll have to try it. I wonder what it would be like over creme brulee. Or, as the sugar in strawberry ice cream. And, I think you could use just about any dried fruit. blueberries? figs? thanks!

Restaurant Brugge said...

nice post

Bubba said...

This can also be used for adding flavor and taking the edge off the of clear spirits. I've tried it in Spirytus and the flavor is terrific. Thanks!