Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Berries 3 Ways

This post is dedicated to a friend of mine who, upon seeing me with a 2lb container of strawberries, asked what I was going to do with them. Hmm... "Eat them" just didn't quite seem like an adequate response! And while I did eat my fair share, I managed to try a few of your recipes-

Baked Oatmeal (minus the pepitas as I didn't have any)


I made a few slight changes to this recipe, cutting back on the honey in the ricotta mix, using agave nectar in the berries, and baking it in a small square pan instead of individual ramekins since I broke one of mine :(


While curd is usually made with citrus and egg yolks, pureed fresh strawberries took center stage in this Strawberry curd. The consistency was quite thick and made a nice spread on toast or into some greek yogurt! It was also fabulous on a rice cake with a layer of cheese (laughing cow, cream cheese, goat cheese...)--a great new spread!

So there you have it, just in time for summer- some ideas of what to do when you realize you just picked 10lbs of strawberries (not that I've done that...)!

26 comments:

Elra said...

Wow, they all look delicious, especially the Baked Oatmeal.

Heather said...

those all look so good! i've never tried baked oatmeal, but i must! love the ricotta, too!!

Esi said...

I just heard of berry curd last week. I will have to try.

Krista said...

Those are great recipes! Thanks for the links to them...

Joanne said...

The baked oatmeal looks kind of like a crumble - can you say breakfast for dessert (or dessert for breakfast). Yum. I've never tried baked ricotta. Sounds great.

Emily said...

Oh gosh, now I want to try all of these. Especially baked ricotta. Delish!

Elina said...

I want a 10lb strawberry bag! Haha ;)

Meg said...

It all looks good, but I want some of that baked oatmeal!

Erica said...

mmmmmmm all look good. I'm mot interested in the baked ricotta with berries! I love ricotta but have never made anything sweet with in!

Pumpkin said...

They all look really good, though it is hard to beat a plain ol' sweet, ripe strawberry...

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I love that baked ricotta with berries! :)

Reeni♥ said...

These all look delicious, especially the baked oatmeal, but it's hard to chose a favorite!

luckytastebuds said...

i am sooo jealous of the strawberries and of your awesome cooking skills!!! I still am a big believer in FRESH strawberries so obviously "eat them" sounds like a perfectly legit response in my book! hehehee

5 Star Foodie said...

All three berry dishes look wonderful! I would love to try the baked ricotta.

Kerstin said...

I need to bookmark this post for the next time we go to Costco and get a huge pack of strawberries - everything looks delicious!

Miz said...

love the baked oatmeal.
dont love the word CURD.

not sure why that is.
curdcurdcurd....

That said, BERRY CURD? Im in.

Amy said...

Strawberries are THE BEST! Anything you make with them is so amazing.

Jess said...

Delicious! I love strawberries and have been so pleased that they're so cheap right now. Yay spring!

pigpigscorner said...

Baked oatmeal...yum yum!

shellyfish said...

Oh the strawberry goodness! I've never tried baked oatmeal before, but this does look tempting!

biz319 said...

I love the ricotta/berry recipe - yum!!

Annie said...

That baked ricotta looks amazing. I love strawberries any way I can get them. Thanks for the ideas!

Juliana said...

It is hard to pick between the oatmeal, ricotta and strawberry curd...they all look fantastic...really nice. The pictures of the desserts are great.

Emily said...

Great berry ideas! I'm berry excited about them.

HeatherBakes said...

Oooh, baked ricotta? I love ricotta ANYTHING.

Don't you love making fruit curd? I was shocked at how easy it was- especially given how pricey curd is at the store.

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That's great! I always end up not knowing what to do with extra berries so I just freeze 'em. This is way more fun :)

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