I LOVE strawberry season. I frequent Krupps Farm for the greatest berries in the world. Michigan Strawberries! The sweetness, the juice, the natural candy is my most sought after ingredient from the whole summer. My kids love it when I make strawberry ice cream, they love it on cereal and yogurt or just plain eating them out of a bowl. Mario Batali even talks about flying back to Michigan just for our strawberries. That is pure love for what our state does so well.
I have been waiting for the season to start so I could try a dessert that was percolating in my mind. Today, I had the opportunity to work on this great dessert. Strawberries Jubilee. Who doesn't love a warm fruit dessert over ice cream? Ok...a few of you. I can accept that. The taste testers are still licking the bowl. Main comment: "The flavors....they are so complex. I love it!" I promised not to take a picture and ruin their self respect. I did take the time to write out this simple dessert that only uses a few ingredients. So, Enjoy what our state has and love each growing moment of our beautiful summer season. If you wish to watch this be made, catch me on WOOD TV's eightWest on Friday, June 26 at 11am. I will be demonstrating this tasty dessert.
Ingredients 1/3 cup brown sugar 3 TB maple butter 2 cups Strawberries but in half 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup brandy 1/2 cup whipped cream Vanilla Ice Cream
Directions Heat pan on medium high heat. Add butter and melt. Add Brown Sugar and let it dissolve. Add strawberries and cook for 5 to 6 minutes to release the juice and soften the berries. Remove from heat and add brandy. CAUTION: This might start on fire. Simmer for 2 minutes, pour over ice cream AND ENJOY!
Add bourbon. Take a swig and go use the kids swing