Strawberry season in Louisiana is one of the best things about living in the south. Hands down Ponchatoula Strawberries are the best. This year has been a phenomenal crop which makes it all the more disappointing that Strawberry Festival was cancelled. While the festival didn’t happen the berries did and I picked up a flat on Monday.
A flat of berries is about 12 pints of strawberries. Strawberries go bad quickly so you only have about 5 days to use them. We can typically devour a half of a flat in 5 days just eating berries without putting them in any recipes. This time I got an entire flat with the intention of baking with all of the berries.
The boys got to them as soon as I walked in the door and polished off about 2 pints in an matter of minutes.
So the question was… how many recipes can you make with one flat of berries? Here we go!
I give this one a 10/10. The recipe was simple, easy to follow and delicious. I would reduce the amount of glaze by about half. It was far more than we needed. I also sprinkled the top of each scone with a little sugar before I put them in the oven so they had that nice crackle topping.
I have never baked a fruit pie in my life. I have always heard they can be really hard to make so I just haven’t tried. This one was simple but I bought a crust from the store which made it a lot easier. Tip: Put a pan under the pie tin if you have never baked a pie like this before. I didn’t anticipate that the juice would flow out of the pie tin.
I was planning on making lemonade but I didn’t have lemons so limeaid it was. Most of the recipes I found called for a limeaid concentrate which just sounded incredibly gross. This was one of the few recipes that used real lime juice.
This was one of the gems I found in a pinterest search looking for strawberry syrup. I mixed some of this up this morning and we had it on toast at snack time. It was almost as good a cinnamon toast.
I had a lot of hopes for this recipe and I am pretty sure the issues I had were my fault alone. I don’t have a big blender so it was very labor-some trying to get everything blended. My kids were also not fond of the coconut milk. Next time I would do
Simple Strawberry Parfait
I came up with this recipe myself. I got a box of JELLO brand cheesecake pudding and substituted half and half for milk. Topped with strawberries and homemade whipped cream.
I had plans to make a few more things but between the boys eating them and putting them in cereal they were all gone by Friday. There were a few additional recipes that I wanted to try and you can find them here on my Pinterest Board, Strawberry Season.