Last year was a good break from the garden for us, but I am so anxious to have my own produce again. I’m also anxious to have fresh strawberries growing in my own backyard too.
I am hoping to make a lot of home grown meals this summer, between raising chickens now and hopefully getting several eggs, to having all our own produce too. Now, the best parts, though are those juicy strawberries that I can just walk outside and pick, or for us, it usually means our kids will be out there picking them. They really enjoy that, until they see a bug… what can I say, they are definitely my kids.
I decided to try a delicious strawberry sauce for angel food cake over the weekend that I’m even more anxious to make again with fresh strawberries this summer. This sauce can be used over angel food cake or over an ice cream sundae too, even shortcake. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is!
This recipe is so simple, all you need are strawberries, sugar, a little bit of cornstarch, vanilla, and of course some water. This is actually a sauce that would be good to have your kids make alongside of you, assuming they are old enough.
It’s a good recipe to learn because you can make a variety of recipes out of it, for instance blueberry sauce. I’ll have fresh blueberries and blackberries this summer too. I may just need to have a party; don’t you think?
One thing that will come in very handy for this is to use a mesh strainer once you have your sauce boiled well, it will allow you to get all the juice out without extra seeds.
Now are you ready for a bite of this strawberry sauce for angel food cake? It’s time!
- 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup water
- gluten free angel food cake, or any angel food cake
- Place the hulled and sliced strawberries into a medium-sized saucepan.
- Warm up to medium-high heat.
- Add in the granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and water.
- Let them heat up to a boil for about 5 minutes until nice and soft.
- Once they are boiled, remove from the heat and mash them well.
- Using a mesh strainer over a bowl, or mixing glass, pour the strawberries into the strainer. Press the strawberries with a spoon to strain the sauce out.
- Once that is complete, the strawberries in the strainer can be discarded or you can use them for a chunkier sauce.
- Serve the sauce over prepared angel food cake.