If I haven’t mentioned it before, my father loves (**loves**) struesel cakes aka coffee cakes. So, for Father’s Day, and because I happen to see him around Father’s Day which is actually pretty rare, I made this lovely strawberry rhubarb coffee cake style cake. Have good breakfast then, eh?
So, my attempt at a Strawberry Pie turned out a little juicier than planned but it is ohhhh sooooo goooood. Who knew that balsamic vinegar could be so amazing in pie!
What can you say really … when you have an overload of delicious berries from the Pick Your Own at Russell Orchards, you just have to go crazy. This is amazing, if I do say so myself. You might call it a cheesecake (very lemony!), you might call it a pie. I call it yummy. Topped with red and champagne currants (disclaimer: I got the champagne / pink ones from Whole Foods), jostaberries, strawberries (the very last of the season!), blueberries and raspberries. It’s a time consuming project, but oh so very very good. If you have 24 hours to spare (or at minimum twelve, but half of that is cooling time anyway), give it a go.
More strawberry Recipes! Right after I went strawberry picking, I made the mousse flavoring for this one, as well as the compote. Thankfully it lasted a few days in the fridge because I didn’t get around to making the cupcakes until toward the end of the week, and just in time for 4th of July festivities. Very yummy!
I went strawberry picking yesterday; ended up with about 42 pounds of berries, so they’ll be a lot of strawberry recipes coming up. The thing with picking your own strawberries at the farm is that they are so fresh and unadulterated that you actually have to process them within a day or so. That means lots of jams, pie fillings and such. And this Charlotte cake. They are pretty to look at, but yes, a bit of a pain to cut as the second that you take off the ribbon, the lady fingers could fall off. Of well; still tastes great.