Frozen Strawberries

Ahhhhhh, I’ve just lost this post as I went to post it! How bizarre!! This is the re-hashed version.

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So…. Where was I?

Firstly, I was thanking Angie over at the Novice Gardener for ‘featuring’ me at Fiesta Friday this week. Most Fridays, I try and attend the blogger party bringing with me all sorts of goodies. Last week I brought tales of my adventures in the Netherlands along with some Dutch bar snacks. Angie’s party’s are a great way of meeting new bloggers, sharing ideas and discovering lots of new recipes.

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This week I was going to bring a gorgeous frozen strawberry yogurt, courtesy of a Mr Jamie Oliver. I had thrown a punnet of strawberries into the freezer the morning we flew to the Netherlands, so they were perfect for this recipe (or so I thought). I also had a tub of Greek yogurt nearing its use by date and some store cupboard orange blossom honey.

Jamie’s Ingredients:

  • 1 x 500g pack frozen berries
  • 150g fresh blueberries
  • 1 x 500g tub natural yoghurt
  • 3-4 tablespoons runny honey

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So, the first mistake I made- I left the stalks on the strawberries, instead of taking them off before I froze them! DOH!

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The second mistake was to leave them whole. I should have quartered them before I froze them! OOPS!

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Anyway, I threw the tub of yogurt and some honey into the food mixer and whizzed. I then added the strawberries and whizzed, and whizzed and whizzed to try and break them down. It took ages.

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Eventually, the strawberries broke down, but so did the yogurt mixture. By the time I’d finished the mixture was all runny, it looked NOTHING like the photographs in Jamie’s 30 minute meal book.

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I served Dr Doolittle a portion poured over a meringue, and I ‘drank’ mine! It was cool, fresh and creamy, with a hint of strawberry- quite strange really.

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The photographs don’t do the colour justice, it was a gorgeous reddy-pinky colour.

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At least after all the messing around, it tasted ok…. Just gutted that it wasn’t perfect!

Melissa xx

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28 thoughts on “Frozen Strawberries

  1. Pingback: Mille Crêpe Cake | Fiesta Friday #29 | The Novice Gardener

  2. Never mind – at least you’ve learned something from this experience. And we all know that THE ONLY WAY to really learn something so as never to forget it is to make the mistake. Chin up, Melissa ! 🙂

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  3. Melissa, you made a delicious smoothie – kudos to you!! I am sure that you will always remember to hull and quarter the berries before freezing, from now on. Congratulations on the feature – well deserved of course. Happy Fiesta Friday x

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  4. Congrats on the feature, Melissa!! What a delicious smoothie you have. I know what you mean about the color – sometimes I feel the same as well. The most important thing is… the smoothie is yummy! Thanks for sharing this to us. I hope you have a pleasant week. ❤

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