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Dehydrated strawberries - how to use?

frenetica Dec 5, 2006 06:44 PM

Went a little nuts at Trader Joe's this weekend with the dehydrated unsweetened strawberries. Other than replicating those dried berry breakfast cereals by adding them to plain cornflakes and granola, and stuffing them into my mouth handfuls at a time... what else can I do with these guys?

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    susanroach Dec 16, 2006 09:35 PM

    I just found this great recipe that uses them. I didn't know that they had dehydrated strawberries at Trader Joe's. Anyway, you can go to Wiki how online or browniepointsblog.com and find a recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Truffles. They look really good! I haven't tried them yet, but I thought I'd pass on the idea.

    1. HillJ Dec 6, 2006 03:21 AM

      Add them to granola mix
      Toss in vanilla yogurt
      Add to an apple crisp recipe
      If you enjoy hot white chocolate they would make a nice topper
      Steep in vinegar for salad dressing
      Warmed in maple syrup for pancakes

      yeah...I've eaten a few dried strawbs in my day :)

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        upstate girl Dec 6, 2006 03:09 AM

        Put them on a salad, they are so good!

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          Kelli2006 Dec 6, 2006 12:28 AM

          I like to add them to scones and muffins.

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            piccola Dec 16, 2006 11:08 PM

            That's what I do, too.

            I sometimes add them to oatmeal, fruit crumbles, and salads.

          2. barleywino Dec 5, 2006 09:50 PM

            CLio (Boston) does a strawberry-lychee martini with dehydrated strawberries, lychee fruit/juice, vodka, mint (I think)

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              Kater Dec 5, 2006 09:37 PM

              Those are really intended for snacking, they're not going to be a suitable recipe ingredient. Put them in cereal, put them in yogurt or just eat them out of hand!

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                jbeaux Dec 5, 2006 09:31 PM

                Well, I've never tried this before, so I couldn't say with certainty, but I was just thinking you could cook the berries down in a little butter, fragolo (strawberry liqueur), and sugar, and pour everything over shortcake and some hand-whipped cream.. maybe I'll try it out and let you know.

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                  coll Dec 6, 2006 11:05 AM

                  I had been thinking of adding them to my "Italian Rugelach" cookies as I use just strawberry jam inside, maybe I'll soak them first in Amaretto now that I think of it.

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                  jbeaux Dec 5, 2006 07:28 PM

                  Make a winter-version of strawberry shortcake?.. I always miss strawberries in winter. Could add a little mint for festive holiday color.

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                    frenetica Dec 5, 2006 07:34 PM

                    Would I have to soak the berries first? Won't they burn to a crisp?

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