Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Favourite recipes for surviving a hot, hot, hot Aussie summer #1

With the temperature soaring to 43 degrees celsius (109 degrees fahrenheit) at the farm on some days, we quickly went looking for some new recipes to cool us down. And with strawberries still hanging on in the garden, we came up with this surprisingly simple & delicious treat:
Strawberry Sorbet
500g strawberries, washed & hulled
500mL water
220g sugar
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1 egg white
Combine water and sugar in a saucepan, over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Bring mixture to boil, lower heat & simmer for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Blend strawberries & lemon juice to a smooth puree. Combine with sugar syrup mixture & freeze overnight. Transfer sorbet to a food processor & blend with egg white until light & fluffy. Return sorbet to freezer. Makes almost 2 litres of sorbet.


  1. Even though it's winter here, that sorbet looks wonderful.

  2. That looks so good!!! Could you substitute the strawbs for say melon or peaches???
    Joy :o)

  3. hey, that icecream scoop is lovely.

  4. We've got it hot here as well. I'll have to try the sorbet, maybe with mangoes, DH is allergic to strawberries.

  5. WOW! It is strange to think of winter being that hot! Our Summer's get really hot like that but our winters are very cold. That sorbet looks yummy!


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