Monday, August 24, 2015

Strawberry Pistachio tart

I love tarts and especially I love tarts with fresh berries. They always look and taste amazing, and they make a perfect summer dessert.

I baked this Strawberry Pistachio tart in July, before our 3-weeks trip to Russia (you can see more details of this trip on my Instagram feed), unfortunately I didn't have time to share this recipe back then, but I hope you still will be able to find nice local strawberries till the end of this summer. Because this tart is definitely worth all the efforts and I'm sure, you will love it, as I do.





Thursday, July 30, 2015

Frozen Watermelon-Strawberry Daiquiri (two ways: boozy or not)

Frozen Watermelon-Strawberry Daiquiri (two ways: alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

Before leaving for a summer vacation I would like to share with you a really refreshing summer recipe: frozen watermelon-strawberry daiquiri. Without any doubts, watermelons and strawberries are one of the best seasonal summer treats. Nothing is so refreshing on a hot summer day as a cold watermelon straight from a fridge and nothing is so sweet and delicious as summer strawberries! And in this cocktail these two are making a wonderful, sweet and refreshing combo.

It's totally up to you to make this drink boozy or not, the rum can be easily omitted. It will be delicious both ways!


Frozen Watermelon-Strawberry Daiquiri (two ways: alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Frozen Watermelon-Strawberry Daiquiri (two ways: alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups frozen watermelon chunks
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
150 ml rum (can be omitted or reduced to taste)
Juice of 1 lime
100 ml mint infused syrup

For mint infused simple syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed fresh mint leaves + mint stems

DIRECTIONS:

1. For mint infused simple syrup: bring water with sugar to boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low and add mint, simmer 2-3 additional minutes. Remove from heat, let the syrup cool completely. Stain out the mint. You can keep the syrup for about 2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

2.  Combine all ingredients in a blender, process until smooth. If you like your cocktails thick and slushy like I do (look at the texture on the pictures), you can put the mixture to a container or a zip-lock freezer bag and freeze it for about 2-4 hours. In this case it will almost get the consistency of a granita. If you prefer your cocktail less slushy, you can serve it straight away.

Garnish with watermelon wedges and enjoy!

Yours,
@toetjeaddicted
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Frozen Watermelon-Strawberry Daiquiri (two ways: alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Frozen Watermelon-Strawberry Daiquiri (two ways: alcoholic and non-alcoholic)Frozen Watermelon-Strawberry Daiquiri (two ways: alcoholic and non-alcoholic)


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

STRAWBERRY MOJITO POPSICLES

Popsicles are always a good idea, right? Especially these beautiful and delicious Strawberry Mojito Popsicles. I made mine with addition of rum, so they have a real "mojito" taste, but if you want to made them non-alcoholic, the rum can be easily omitted.

Strawberry Mojito Popsicles | recipe by @toetjeaddicted

INGREDIENTS:

For 8 popsicles:
250g strawberries
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp rum, optional
3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
350g Greek yogurt
1/2 lime (zest & juice)

Special equipment:
Popsicle mold like this.

DIRECTIONS:
1. In a blender combine strawberries, mint, 1tbsp honey and 1tbsp rum (if using), blend until the mixture becomes smooth. Set aside.
2. Mix yogurt,  zest and juice of lime, 2tbsp honey and 1tbsp rum (if using). Taste. If you want it sweeter, add a little bit more honey.
3. Spoon alternate layers of yogurt and strawberry mojito mixtures into each mold until they are filled. Insert popsicle sticks to the molds and freeze until solid, about 4-6 hours or overnight.
4. To un-mold the popsicles, hold the mold in a warm water (don't let the water go over the top edge) for about 10-15 seconds.

Enjoy,
yours @toetjeaddicted