It’s strawberry 🍓 season!
These local Ohio grown vine ripened berries are at their peak in mid June. This year it seems that the season is unusually short due to rainy weather and a spell of exceptionally hot and humid days. U-Pick farms experienced fluctuating or reduced schedules making it a bit of a challenge for those wanting to pick their own berries. However. Once at the farm, you were rewarded with beautiful berries.
Granola strawberry parfait
Fresh strawberries are some of my favorite fruits and I couldn’t imagine them tasting better, until I’d tasted them roasted. The berries release their juices and become caramelized and syrupy which is perfect as a topping for ice cream, yogurt, cake or just enjoyed out of the jar.
- Preheat oven to 350°. On a large parchment-lined baking sheet, toss strawberries with sugar and vanilla.
- Bake until caramelized and juicy, 28 to 30 minutes.
- The strawberries will look their very best within a few hours of roasting. Transfer to a glass jar and store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
Going to a party, BBQ or gathering and are bringing dessert? Bring a jar of these roasted berries and some vanilla ice cream or pound cake. Thank me later.
Try using roasted strawberries in a Roasted Strawberry Sheet Cake.
Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and lifestyle company. Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at several Northeast Ohio businesses including:
Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com
Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com
Locle Box www.loclebox.com
Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com
Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com
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The Bake Shop and Cafe The Roaming Biscuit
Marketwagon NEO MarketWagon
The Corner The Corner at The Van Aken District
NEW! Farmers Feast at BottleHouse Brewery & Meadery
NEW Heritage Coffee, Solon
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