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How to use dehydrated strawberry powder?

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murphlaw152 Oct 4, 2012 07:45 PM

I originally bought this to use in a frosting, but I have almost 2 full cups left and haven't a clue what to do with it. Other than a frosting or mousse, does anyone know how I can use this successfully? Would love some ideas! I've searched on Google and haven't come up with anything.

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    wattacetti RE: murphlaw152 Oct 4, 2012 08:04 PM

    I've made a strawberry souffle which wound up with a taste that reminded me of Frankenberry. Also used it to intensify the strawberry flavor by sprinking it on cut strawberries, and have spiked a strawberry gazpacho with it.

    1. kattyeyes RE: murphlaw152 Oct 4, 2012 08:10 PM

      Strawberry sugar cookies? I mention this specifically because I think of the Momofuku corn cookies as corn sugar cookies. Why couldn't you use strawberry powder in a strawberry sugar cookie similar to how she uses corn flour and ground dehydrated corn (also powder) to make corn cookies? Bet they'd be great!

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        fudisgud RE: murphlaw152 Oct 4, 2012 08:12 PM

        These strawberry rice crispy treats have always been a huge hit at the parties I've seen them at:

        http://weekofmenus.blogspot.com/2012/...

        (Scroll past the story/text to the recipe towards the bottom)

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          kattyeyes RE: fudisgud Oct 4, 2012 08:22 PM

          Want! Those look so fun--especially as pops. :)

        2. ipsedixit RE: murphlaw152 Oct 4, 2012 08:22 PM

          "dehydrated strawberry powder" ... isn't that a bit redundant?

          Is there such a thing as "hydrated strawberry powder"?

          But whatever, I would use them to make ice cream

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            team_cake RE: ipsedixit Oct 4, 2012 09:30 PM

            Actually, I don't think the term is redundant; it clarifies what sort of powder the OP is talking about. If the OP had just said "dehydrated strawberries," that would mean the whole berries. If the OP had said "strawberry powder," that could be anything -- similar to CuervoLinda's guess of something like Nestle's Quick (below). I understand perfectly what "dehydrated strawberry powder" is, though.

          2. EWSflash RE: murphlaw152 Oct 4, 2012 08:25 PM

            I would put a bunch into a blender with ice and tequila, maybe a little fresh lime, but that's just me.

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              coll RE: EWSflash Oct 4, 2012 09:56 PM

              And i was going to say, it might be fun to rim a strawberry margarita glass with some. If it is pure powder that is?

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                kattyeyes RE: coll Oct 5, 2012 04:53 AM

                Ooh, or even combine it with chunky decorating sugar, if possible. I like this idea!

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              CuervoLinda RE: murphlaw152 Oct 4, 2012 08:41 PM

              I've never heard of dehydrated strawberry powder. Is it dried strawberries ground up, or more like strawberry Nestle's Quik? Where does one find this item?

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                murphlaw152 RE: CuervoLinda Oct 4, 2012 11:57 PM

                Dried strawberries ground up. I found it at my local specialty foods/baking/restaurant supply store, Surfas, in Los Angeles. I don't know where else to find it, but I'm sure you'd find it somewhere online.

                And thank you everyone for the ideas!

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                Tara57 RE: murphlaw152 Oct 5, 2012 03:00 PM

                You could sprinkle it over oatmeal or yogurt. I wonder how it would be sprinkled over a fruit salad.

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                  Tara57 RE: murphlaw152 Oct 6, 2012 03:27 PM

                  Maybe it would make a tasty swirl in muffin or cupcake batter.

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