Looking for something to up your desserts? These Riesling Wine Marinated Strawberries are just the thing! Not only are they delicious but they’ll make even a store bought frozen pound cake look gourmet. It adds sophistication to a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream too. Seriously, these strawberries will make just about any dessert look like you spent all day in the kitchen.
Summer is strawberry season so you’ll have no problem finding cartons of strawberries at very reasonable prices. I make these strawberries many time every summer. I store them in my fridge and use them to spruce up desserts. A batch will keep in the fridge for up to 3-4 days; and the longer the berries are steeped in the wine marinade the tastier they’ll be. But do toss them out if the berries start to look brown and wrinkled, that is if you can keep them long enough for that to happen.
The best part of making these strawberries is that it is so easy! So make a batch today!
1 Basket of Fresh Ripe Strawberries – cleaned, hulled, and sliced
Slit vanilla bean lengthwise and scrap some of the inside into the wine mixture then place the bean in the pot.
Bring pot to boil then lower heat.
Simmer the wine mixture in the pot until the liquid is reduced by 1/3. Syrup will be thin not thick.
Remove from heat and remove vanilla bean. You can save the bean to use later for something else.
Let syrup cool to room temperature.
Place sliced strawberries into your container, I use a Mason Jar, then pour syrup into the jar.
Let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour before using to top desserts. Marinated strawberries will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Use these Riesling Wine Marinated Strawberries to top ice cream, lady fingers, pound cake, sponge cake or you favorite dessert. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a mint leaf and you’ve got a sophisticated looking dessert.
When you’ve got someone in your household that is allergic to dairy, eggs, and nuts finding treats for them can be very challenging. Most ready made snacks contain at least one or more of these allergens or are made in a facility that uses these ingredients. So really the best solution is to make homemade snacks, that way you know they’re allergen free. That’s pretty much what we do for my grandson Jett. And one of his favorite snacks are Vegan Rice Krispy Treats.
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We used to make a vegan and non-vegan versions of the same snacks, but that just got too tedious. Then we discovered that the other kids will happily eat the Vegan Rice Krispy Treats so we just started making the vegan version.
Really you can convert most of your recipes into a vegan version, just find substitutes for animal products. The hardest thing to sub in my opinion are eggs, but since the original recipe for rice krispy treats don’t require eggs any way Vegan Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect choice to start with.
The recipe for these treats have just 3 ingredients rice krispy cereal, marshmallows, and butter. Easy enough to substitute right? Well it should be as long as you can get your hands on vegan marshmallows. What? You thought marshmallows were already vegan? Surely you jest!
First of all one of the ingredients in marshmallows is gelatin, and gelatin is an animal product. Don’t ask me to go into details, but if you don’t believe me ask Siri or Alexa. Anyway there are vegan marshmallows in the market, you just got to find some! The most popular ones seem to be Dandies Vegan Marshmallows, we use the mini ones for Vegan Rice Krispy Treats, I find they melt better and faster than regular sized marshmallows.
Ok we got the vegan marshmallows now we need to find a substitute for the butter, now butter is definitely an animal product, but you knew that right? There are several brands to choose from, we use Earth Balance.
Now that’s 2 out of 3 we got substitutes for, now for the good news. Rice Krispy cereal is Vegan! Yaaay! We’re ready to roll!
What you need to make Vegan Rice Krispy Treats:
3 Tbs Earth Balance Buttery Spread or any brand of Vegan Butter
And here’s how to make your Vegan Rice Krispy Treats
Melt butter in a large pot over low heat
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted
Remove from heat and stir in cereal
Spread evenly in to a 9×13 pan that’s been coated with your vegan butter
Let cool then cut into squares
Store left overs in air tight containers
Did you know that there are seasonal Rice Krispy cereals? Yes there are! It’s the same cereal, they just mix in seasonal colors like red and green kernels for Christmas. So if you’re making holiday treats look out for the seasonal cereals to make your Vegan Rice Krispy Treats more fun!
Christmas is yearly Christian festival celebrating Christ’s birth. In Philippines, the majority of the population is Roman Catholic Christians that why Christmas is so important and needs to celebrate at least once a year. This is the time where people of all ages sing a Christmas song in every house they drop-in, we call in “CAROLING” after the song, the resident in the house will give them treats or money, that’s our way of expressing Christmas cause Christmas here in Philippines is Giving, no matter what, you have to give cause we believe that Christmas is Giving.
We celebrate Christmas every December 25th of the year so we will have our we call it “Noche Buena” or A midnight Meal ready to go. We have lots and lots of Noche Buena Recipes to Enjoy but for now, I will going to give you our 14 Round-Up of Filipino Christmas Dishes since Christmas is near to come.
Unlike any other spaghetti recipe, Filipino Style Spaghetti is quite different and simple, no herbs and no other spices and a little bit sweet cause it is really cooked specially for kids. Best for Noche Buena.
This Filipino dessert is made with cornstarch, coconut milk, and sugar. It is also called Coconut Pudding. This luscious dessert is easy to make using common ingredients. Perfect for Christmas occasion.
Philippines is one of the countries that consumed sweets to a high level, we love sweets, any kind, from main dish to dessert, I guess that the reason why Diabetes is one of the common illness here in Philippines. Even our spaghetti is sweet, we have lots of sweet dishes that will leave your mind questions. When you go to Philippines? Sweets everywhere.
We have different kinds of candies here, name it and we have it here. From well-known candies to exotic candies like worm candy, yes, its really a worm that gets dried and cooked with sugar, lots of lots of sugar, but for now we will have the basics.
Today I’m going to give you 5 Famous Signature Filipino Candy Recipes:
Desserts, who don’t want desserts? Women, men, boys, girls, Adults kids who don’t want it? In the Philippines, we love desserts, lots and lots of desserts. We Filipinos have traditional desserts, local and international desserts and all of it taste so good, you can’t resist it, it makes me feel fat but still don’t care and Ate everything in my plate. Don’t be confused about our snack and dessert cause we Filipinos sometimes our dessert can be a snack and our snack can be a dessert.
Today I’m going to give you my Round-Up Filipino Deserts, try this at home I’m sure you will love this.
Panutsa, or also called as “Peanut Brittle” in English Dialect, is a delicacy that is a favorite in the Batangas region of Philippines. It is usually sold in stalls around Batangas and in buses for inbound or outbound trips to the province.
Panusta is very easy to prepare and to cook, even a 5 year old child can cook it. With its very simple ingredients and procedures, you will never imagine that this is a very mouth-watering treat for your family and friends.
This is my version of Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe, Enjoy!
1 cup peanuts, pealed
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. butter, softened
½ cup corn syrup
1 cup granulated white sugar
¼ cup water
¼ tsp. salt
Grease a baking tray/cookie sheet then set aside.
Heat a saucepan over medium heat, then put-in corn syrup, sugar, water, and salt then stir and bring to a boil. Add peanuts and stir.
Measure the temperature until it reaches 290 degrees Fahrenheit using a candy thermometer, lower down the heat to avoid the sugar and peanuts from being burnt.
Turn-off heat and put-in the butter and baking soda and stir thoroughly.
Pour the mixture on the greased baking tray then arrange then allow the mixture to completely cool.
Remove the mixture from the tray and cut into desired sizes.