With the strawberry season in full swing, I was most tempted to try the recipe shared by Miriam – a reader and now a friend after several rounds of e-mailing. She first got in touch with me when she was looking for a Chocolate Cake
recipe for her husband’s birthday a couple of months ago. She served it with Strawberry Coulis, or as she puts it “a berry liquidy thing a neighbor does well!” which went very well with the cake. She shared her version of the recipe with me and I was more than willing to try it since I’ve never made coulis before (I know!).
Her recipe involves heating and using cornstarch to thicken when water is added. I didn’t want the natural strawberry flavour to be affected with the heat or use cornstarch, so I skipped that bit.
500g / 18 oz. strawberries, hulled
3 tbsp sugar (alter thing according to how sweet the strawberries are)
1 tbsp lime juice
- Puree the strawberries in a food processor or using a stick blender till it’s got a uniform consistency.
- Add sugar a little at a time, till it’s sweet enough.
- Stir in the lime juices
This finger lickin’ coulis will last in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Next time I’m going to add chunks of strawberries for an enhanced texture.
You can serve this with a whole lotta things – pancakes, waffles, cakes, spooned over ice cream, any dessert you fancy! But the best pairing for me would be with a flourless chocolate cake. YUM!
Notice something weird about the coulis? I couldn’t believe it either! Since I had to take a photo with the coulis dripping from the spoon, I set the camera timer on. When it clicked – this was the end result. The spoon vanished!