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Strawberry Jam Sandwich Cookies

This has to be my favorite sugar cookies recipe to use as a base for different variations.

I already used this sugar recipe for our Valentine’s Day Cookies dipped in chocolate, and now I’m pairing them with strawberry jam… and they are a hit. What I love about this cookie recipe is that they don’t puff up too much, so they are perfect to use for sandwich cookies.

When I made the Valentine’s Day cookies back in February, I wanted to bring some to my 93-year-old grandmother… but here’s the thing: she doesn’t like chocolate or anything too sweet. So, to make a set of cookies that she would love, I looked into my cookie cutter tin and found a set of Williams-Sonoma pie plunge cutters. Because I couldn’t find the exact ones I used, I went to Amazon to find a set that would serve you well. These little flowers are just perfect for the cookies.

I used a plastic piping bag to portion the strawberry jam onto the cookies, so it was easier to have control over the amount of jam and the cookies. Make sure you don’t add jam all the way to the sides of the cookie, so when you press two cookies together you don’t squeeze some of the jam out to the edges. A little goes a long way.

The cookies keep great for a week or so in an air-tight container in the fridge, but are best within the first 5 days.

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Strawberry Jam Sugar Cookies

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Strawberry & Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Frozen Yogurt is a great way to use ripe fruit and make it into something great… Plus, look at those colors! Today I am using strawberry purée left from the Strawberry Curd I prepared a few days before. Added a few ingredients and voilá! Frozen yogurt goodness. Who doesn’t remember going to the yogurt shop’s place and ask for your favorite yogurt mix (mine was yogurt+peaches, with peaches on the side) and watch as they prepared it, resulting in that creaminess that only their machines could. Now, you can get that reach creaminess too. The trick is to use your food processor after the yogurt has frozen. Just like they did at the yogurt shop. By mixing it twice, you are sure that all the fruit gets fully incorporated and that it will break up all the little ice pockets, resulting in a smoother frozen yogurt.

To add some more fruit fun, I also had some blueberries… so in they went. The result: the most perfect strawberry-flavored pink-colored frozen yogurt. This will make enough for 6 servings. You can easily double the recipe if needed. Also, if you want to add chopped strawberries instead of the blueberries, go ahead. You can use this recipe as a base and make up your own combinations! Share them with us, we would love to see your kitchen adventures!

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Strawberry & Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

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Strawberry Curd

My mom’s birthday this year was on a Friday, so I did all my prep the day before. I had several meetings lined up for Friday, so I did all my prepping on Thursday. I decided to bake an Angel Food Cake, and to serve with it I prepared this Strawberry Curd. Since I already made an Orange and Tangerine Curd, I wanted to try something with seasonal fruit… and when I went to get all my ingredients that morning… Strawberries everywhere! Bright red, pumped and beautiful.

This is a recipe that takes a bit of time, so I wanted this to get my undivided attention. When working with curds, you have to cook the eggs in it. And if you turn around in a second this can go wrong in so many levels. You need to stir and watch it (for just 5 minutes), but it’s best if you are not doing anything else. Oh, and save the extra thick strawberry purée for later use. Nothing goes to waste here. And the next recipe will be worth it! Trust me.

Friday came, and I served the Angel Food Cake with a choice of sauces: Strawberry Curd, Nutella and Condensed Milk. Our most excited guests were my nieces. Both of them loved the curd and got seconds for their cake. This curd has the perfect balance of sweet and sour, the lime juice gives it a touch of bitterness that it brings the strawberry flavor out to shine.

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Strawberry Cake

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