Friday, May 22, 2009

Recipe: Rosy Strawberry Sorbet

This juicy sorbet contains rosewater, which combines nicely with strawberries so its flavor seems like an extension of the fruit. It gives the sorbet a delicate, aromatic sweetness.

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes, plus chilling and freezing time.

Notes: Rosewater is available at gourmet, Middle Eastern, and Indian markets. If you prefer, you can make the sorbet without the rosewater. Sunset recommends using it, since it really does add a special flavor. To save time, you can quickly cool the sugar syrup in step 1 by setting the pot in an ice bath and stirring until the mixture reaches room temperature, 2 to 5 minutes. You can also bypass chilling the mixture in the refrigerator in step 3 by setting the bowl in an ice bath and stirring until well chilled, about 12 minutes.

Makes 3 cups; 6 servings

1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar
1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled
1 1/2 tablespoons rosewater (see Notes)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt

1. In a small pot over medium-high heat, bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a simmer. Stir to dissolve sugar, then remove pot from heat and cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, purée strawberries in a blender. Pour purée through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds, pressing down with a spatula to extract liquid. Discard seeds.

3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar syrup, strawberry purée, rosewater, lemon juice, and salt. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours.

4. Stir mixture well, then freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.



RedFenyx said...

Seems delicious! Have to try it!
Lovely picture too!


Strawberries & Rosewater are always a nice pairing. I have something similar coming up on Tuesday. ;P

Sam said...

Gee! 30 minutes to cook - that sounds pretty do-able for something so lovely looking! I may well try this recipe Tina! Many thanks!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Glad you all enjoyed this one because I think it looks so delish! :)

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