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Sunday, 8 May 2011

It's a sorbet day

Happy Mother's Day to all Mums.
It's a beautiful day today - warm and sunny but typically muggy with 84% humidity. Definitely a day to spend some time outdoors and for something cool and refreshing.

Recently, I have noticed that there are lots of strawberries from Korea rather than the USA or Australia. At the supermarket today,the strawberries were looking luscious and fresh. Nice! So I thought, what a great reason to make a batch of refreshing strawberry sorbet. It is so easy to make, healthy and completely additives free. Here's my recipe, I hope some of you will try it. Its a favourite with my children and it's a very easy way to get them to eat a lot of fruit without even trying.

Strawberry Sorbet

350 gms fresh strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup hot water

Make sure that the bowl of your ice cream machine is fozen before you start.
1 Wash the strawberries thoroughly and hull them. Cut them into quarters.
2 Place the strawberries in the freezer.
3 Mix the sugar with the hot water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved then set aside to cool.
4 Blend the syrup with the cold strawberries.
5 Take the bowl of the ice cream machine out of the freezer.
6 Turn it on and pour in the strawberry syrup.
7 The sorbet should be ready in about 20 minutes.
8 Serve in a cone or in a dessert dish with a tiny sprig of mint.

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