I keep on buying things that look good without any sort of plan. The strawberries that looked amazing on Tuesday didn't look quite as good today. The were still good, but they weren't "dip in sugar & eat 'em raw" good. I was thinking of doing something like a turn-over but that requires too much work. It requires cutting & folding & parchment paper. I spent the day doing chores, I'm not making an effort to save the strawberries. I'm using puff pastry & muffin tins.
Puffy Strawberry Popovers
1 package puff pastry
500 g strawberries, washed, hulled & cut into quarters
1/3 c orange juice
1/4 c sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
Preheat oven to 200° C (Something like 400° F). In a saucepan over medium heat, cook orange juice & sugar. Add starch, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Add strawberries, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, until sauce thickens.
Cut pastry into 6 equal sqaures. Place squares in lined muffin tins, allowing pastry to fall over the sides. Fill pastry shells with strawberry mixture. Fold pastry over the top & pinch to seal, if possible. Bake at 200°/400° for 10 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
I was thinking that I'd take these into work tomorrow. Now, I'm not so sure. They weren't expecting anything in the office, and frankly, I'm not too sure if these are going to survive the night. Maybe next week when I salvage something else from my fridge and can share that. Maybe not. It doesn't sound too appetizing when I phrase it like that. All the more treats for me, I guess.
3 days ago