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    Default Strawberry buttercream - how to bring out the strawberry flavour

    I just made a strawberry buttercream to fill and ice a vanilla sponge with. The recipe said to add 2-3 tablespoons of strawberry purée (just raw, puréed strawberries), I added about 6 tablespoons and the strawberry taste is very subtle. What would be the best way to being out the strawberry flavour next time I make it? Should I stew the whole strawberries then purée them? Or should I get a strawberry essence (if that even exists)?

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    You can get strawberry essence - I buy Queen natural strawberry essence from both Coles & Woollies, it is colourless (but comes in a pink bottle) so won't affect the look of your buttercream.

    You might find that when you eat it with the cake the flavour is more noticeable.

    Goodluck - it sounds YUMMMM!

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    Yummy

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    Awesome thanks! I tasted it about 20 minutes after I made it and I think the strawberry flavour was stronger so I will see how it tastes on the cake, then decided if I need to buy essence for next time :-)

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    You could of perhaps used Strawberry jam, or even spread a thin layer of strawberry jam inside the cake, then added the buttercream/cream.

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    I always add a teaspoon of castor sugar to the whole punnet of strawberries, purée as normal then put on a low heat in a saucepan and reduce by half - this really intensifies the flavour

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    or strawberry topping - like ice cream topping =)


 

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