The other day I posted about our new Aldi store, and that I had gotten strawberrys for 50¢ a pack. I'm not a great big fan of strawberrys, but I do love strawberry shortcake so I thought I'd experiment with these berrys and see if I could make my own strawberry shortcake dessert topping.
I had a recipe in my handwritten cookbook from some years ago where (probably) one of my Grannie's told me to "cut up fresh fruit, add sugar and water, boil". That's the way my Grannie's cooked, they just eyeballed and added stuff and created what they wanted. That don't always work out so well with me.
This time, it did!
First I washed and (de-hulled? pulled off the stem) then sliced the strawberrys.
Put the berrys in a pot and I added 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup of water and boiled. It's pretty sweet which is the way I like it, but otherwise you might want to cut back on the sugar to 1/4 cup.
I stored mine in a canning jar because it was clean and handy. I didn't "can" it. I had Sarah Lee pound cake and Cool Whip in my freezer from some past Publix or Food Lion sale.
I like to cube my pound cake, spoon on the strawberry dessert topping, and top with Cool Whip. Yum!
*No, it's not Gluten-free, Yes, I am cheatering. Luckily it won't kill me too much.