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Hi ladies my ? should you decide to help a bachlor. how do you prepare the strasbeeries do you chop them up? ive been using a tator masher and it dont do to good. thanks in adv.Bob se,ks.
-- Bobco (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 29, 2001
No expert here Bobco, I just rinse well, cut up with a sharp knife, put in a glass bowl and add a bit of sugar to taste. while this is chilling I bake the "shortcakes". You are making me hungry! LOL
-- Little Quacker (email@example.com), August 29, 2001.
Bob, I always slice mine. Add sugar, stir. While it sets, it will make its own juice. If you want them juiceyer(is that a word?). you could use the food processor. Pulse just a few times. Good luck.
-- Belle (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 29, 2001.
There's one rule of thumb with strawberries Bobco, if they are ripe, you don't have to do anything other than cut the top off (the green part) and stir in a bit of sugar, I use honey instead, as it is already dissolved and makes excellent juice in the berries. If the are not fully ripe, you had better slice them in quarters so the sugar or honey can more easily sweeten them to get some taste. Start with just a little sweetner and taste, add more if necessary, doesn't take as much as you think.
-- Annie Miller in SE OH (email@example.com), August 29, 2001.
Bob, you silly guy you! You invite a lady friend over for shortcake and let HER fix 'em up! I use a potato masher myself - one that looks like hardware cloth on the bottom - after I sprinkle some sugar on them and let them set for a 1/2 hour or so after cleaning.
Now, what I want to know is - how do you make your shortcake?
-- Polly (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 29, 2001.
Hey, bobco, you know those handy-dandy little egg slicers? They are hinged. One side is plastic, and has a depression the shape of an egg. The other side is metal, and slightly rectangular, and has wires strung across like a harp.
I use the metal "harp" side to push strawberries through. It slices them real fancy schmancy. Just toss the slices with sugar and allow them to sit for about an hour. (If you can stand waiting that long.)
-- daffodyllady (email@example.com), August 30, 2001.
Polly thats the easy part they say hostess and come 4 to a pack. heck i cant boil water and you think i could make shortcakes? still looking for that babe that can split wood,dig worms and clean fish.lol heck ill up the ante ill buy her a new log splitter. you all have fun Bob se,ks. ps think ill try thr egg splitter. or are you funning me?
-- Bobco (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 31, 2001.
I aint pullin yer leg, Bobco. I push a few berries through at a time. I have done quarts at a time like this to freeze.
-- daffodyllady (email@example.com), September 01, 2001.