It is Strawberry time, not with us but in Europe. So I decided to have a strawberry promotion, something that reminds us here of Europe. So of course that means that we will hav a whole lot of strawberry recipes.
I love strawberries, I love them in any form, pure straight from the fiels, or marinated with balsamic, as ice cream or as a soup, it really doesn't matter, I always loved strawberries and I am so glad that I don't have an allergy to them, that would be really terrible for me.
So the first blog in this mini series about strawberries is the berries just simply served plain with a bit whipped cream and vanilla sauce. It is so simple but always effective. of course there is a bit sugar as well because there is nothing nicer than dipping the strawberry in sugar and then in the lightly whipped cream and then eat them.....I am already getting hungry again
So what do you need? Strawberries, whipped cream and vanilla sauce. So I give you here my favorite recipe for Vanilla sauce, I have made it so many times int he past 20 years that I can do it nearly blind folded.
500 ml Milk
500 ml Cream
8 Egg yolks
2 whole eggs
150 g Sugar
1 Vanilla bean
Bring the milk and cream to simmer, add sraped vanilla bean and let it marinate for 10 minutes.
Take the vanilla bean out, squeeze all the flavor into the milk.
Whisk the eggs with the sugar till creamy
Add carefully the hot milk
Cook over a low fire till the vanilla sauce starts to thicken
make sure it does not get too hot otherwise it wil be curdling