Saturday, 18 October 2014

Strawberry Sorbet Recipes

It is very simple to make a sorbet with simple recipe and without any fancy equipment. The brilliant red strawberry flavored sorbet is made from simple ingredients. Either served alone or paired with simple butter cookies it is an exquisite and and delicious dessert. Any citrus juice like that of lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit, can be added to it. The fruits make a delicious combination. 

It has two recipes.

1. An icy or granular sorbet, requiring only a food processor and freezer.
Prepare the syrup of water and sugar in a saucepan, by boiling the mixture over medium heat with constant stirring, then without stirring, let it simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer it into a bowl, and refrigerate.

Thaw a quart of frozen strawberries, or wash and trim if they are fresh. Then make a smooth mixture but not a puree in a food processor, and combine it with half a cup of frozen apple juice concentrate or 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and lukewarm or cool sugar syrup. 
Put the mixture in a shallow or cake pan and place it in the freezer. First stir it after two hours and then twice after every hour, to break the crystals or till the sorbet becomes as firm as required. When it becomes icy, puree it in a food processor and return to the freezer after covering it. 

It could be served after next two hours before allowing it to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.

2. A smoother sorbet, churned in an ice cream maker. Prepare the water and sugar syrup as above.

Make a completely smooth puree of strawberries with citrus juice in a food processor.
Stain the mixture to remove the seeds and the pulp of strawberries and mix the liquid contents with the sugar and corn syrup.Freeze it in refrigerator for an hour. Prepare the sorbet in ice cream maker. 

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