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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07-02-2014 15:10 #1
Strawberry buttercream - how to bring out the strawberry flavour
07-02-2014 16:16 #2
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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07-02-2014 16:45 #3
07-02-2014 17:21 #4
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 :-)
07-02-2014 17:50 #5Senior Member
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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.
07-02-2014 18:44 #6
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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08-02-2014 11:27 #7Senior Member
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or strawberry topping - like ice cream topping =)
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