Posts Tagged ‘strawberry’
Spring has sprung and strawberries are in the height of the season here on the Sunshine Coast. At this time of the year, I pick up large quantities of “seconds” from the Noosa Farmers Market, for jams, smoothies and strawberry daiquiries! I also love baking with strawberries, and these muffins are what I’m serving to our cooking class participants at the moment. They are quick and easy to mix up, and will be in the oven in no time at all.
Strawberries are so plentiful on the Sunshine Coast currently that they are almost giving them away. Last Sunday at the Noosa Farmers Market I paid just $6 for 3 x 500g punnets! When strawberries are this inexpensive, I am busy making strawberry jam, strawberry daiquiris, strawberry muffins, and one of my favourite desserts – Strawberry Ricotta Cheesecake with Macerated Strawberries. This light and luscious cheesecake is not too sweet, and because it doesn’t have a biscuit base like many cheesecakes it is lesser in calories (you could use low-fat ricotta for an even lower fat option). It’s also gluten free if you use gluten-free cornflour. If you’re serving a wine with it, a Late Harvest Riesling is a good match. Enjoy!
Living on the Sunshine Coast brings a multitude of culinary benefits, one of which is access to the amazing strawberries that are grown in the region. Sunshine Coast strawberries are currently in season, and some of the best can be found at the Noosa Farmers Market on Sunday mornings. I incorporate strawberries into my cooking in many ways, but because it’s winter and a particularly cold one, I thought I’d share my recipe for Strawberry Clafoutis.