Friday, April 30, 2010

Recipe Weekend: Strawberry Iced Tea Fizz and Strawberry Heaven

I donlt know about ya'll, but down here it's getting HOT and MUGGY already! But it's still strawberry season, so here's some great 'light' and cooling strawberry recipes!

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Strawberry Iced Tea Fizz

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
ice cube
2 cups  strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1-1/4 quarts boiling water
1 orange pekoe tea bag
1-1/2 cups frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
4 cups chilled sparkling water

Cooking Directions:

  • In large bowl combine strawberries and sugar; set aside. 
  • In another bowl pour water over tea bag; steep 5 minutes. Discard tea bag; cool tea to room temperature.
  • Stir tea into strawberry mixture along with lemonade concentrate; chill. 

To serve, stir in sparkling water; ladle over ice cubes in tall glasses. Serve with spoons. 

Strawberry Heaven

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups light frozen whipped topping, thawed, or whipped cream
4 cups strawberries, hulled, half crushed, half sliced
1 tbsp milk
1 angel food cake 

Cooking Directions:

  • Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers. 
  • Place 1 cake layer on serving plate. 
  • Combine half the crushed strawberries and 1-1/2 cup whipped topping in a bowl. Stir in milk.
  • Spread half the strawberry mixture on cake layer. 
  • Arrange half the sliced strawberries on top of the strawberry mixture. 
  • Repeat layers, ending with cake. 
  • Frost top and sides of cake with remaining whipped topping.  
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. 
  • Decorate top and sides with strawberry slices. Store in refrigerator.

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