I love strawberries because they give you the chance to do anything. I even use strawberries to whiten our teeth; but that’s another story…
You can eat them raw or cooked. Combined with different ingredients they make some of the most incredible dishes.
Some ideas where you can add them: salads; cold pasta; risotto; breakfast and dinner meals; drinks and cocktails; tons of desserts: cookies, cupcakes, cakes, frostings, pies; chocolate or granola bars, frozen treats etc.
Strawberries protect your heart (the reddest berries have the most anthocyanin – protective factor); keep teeth healthy (they fight the bacteria that contribute to tooth decay and gum disease); deliver your vitamins (240 gram of sliced strawberries provide 163% of your daily dose of Vitamin C) etc. Strawberries have also been found to be protective against cancers, including oral, breast and cervical.
For such reasons and more, I believe strawberries are the best !
Previous recipes on Kikiliciouss :
- Strawberry Orange Cupcakes
- Pink Panther
- No Ice Cream Machine Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Healthy Pink Smoothie
- Double Strawberry Semifreddo
- Brownie Ice Cream Cake
- Strawberry Crostata – Pasta Frolla Version
Preheat oven to 176°C
Line with parchment paper a regular rounded or a springform pan
Mix together baking powder, salt and flour and set aside
Cut the strawberries in half (if they’re small) or in slices (if big)
Toss the strawberries with 2-3 table spoons flour (this coating of flour absorbs some of the liquid released by the fruit as it bakes and keeps the fruit in place until the crumb has set)
In another bowl cream together butter and sugar
Add the eggs one at a time while stirring
Add milk and vanilla and mix the batter
Add dry ingredients and stir just until combined
Add the batter in the pan and spread even
Arrange strawberries on top of batter, as closely as possible in a single layer
Sprinkle 25 gram of sugar over strawberries
Bake until fully baked (until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean)
Let it cool completely
Sift some icing sugar before serving
Photography by Eranda Janku, unless otherwise stated