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fRENCH food Friday...coulis de Fraises

recipe from here, photo by moi

Bonjour mes belles,

It has been a busy week and we are gearing up for another very busy week next week.

Hence the lack of posts this week. Some-one left the freezer door open and did not realise which resulted in two bags of thawing out strawberries and raspberries.

I would like to say that the "some-one" was French Boyfriend but I am afarid it was yours truly that last accessed the freezer....oops and I have well and truly learnt my lesson.

Amazing what a few minutes in the blender does and magically a fabulous fruit coulis appears which is great with icecream, yoghurt of fromage blanc which is a favourite dessert of mine.

Recipe appears in English and then the original version follows below.

Preparation time: 5minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes

250g strawberries
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
50 gms sugar
100 ml water (I did not add water as I like mine nice & thick)

Place lemon juice , sugar and strawberries in the blender. Pulse until smooth. Add water if required and pulse again.

The coulis is now ready to use. Works well with  vanilla icecream. I like to serve mine in a glass with vanilla yoghurt on top. The French even add a bit of museli on top or crumble some biscuits.

Coulis de Fraises

Temps de préparation : 5 minutes
Temps de cuisson : 0 minutes
Ingrédients (pour 4 personnes) : - 250 g de fraise
- 1 demi citron
- 50 g de sucre en poudre
- 10 cl d'eau minérale

Préparation de la recette :

Dans un mixeur, mettre les fraises, le sucre et le jus de citron. Mixer et ajouter l'eau au fur et à mesure.
Passer au chinois étamine pour éliminer les pépins.
C'est prêt, bon appétit.
Parfait pour accompagné tous vos dessert, en particulier la glace vanille.

bon appetit à tous, Leeann x


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Bonjour from a sunny but chilly SW France,

Hope that you had a nice weekend. We spent yesterday afternoon at a furniture auction but I will tell you more about that later in the week.

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