Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Strawberries from Poteet (San Antonio)

Welcome to day 3 of Gloria Chadwick's Foods and Flavors of San Antonio. You still have 3 days to enter the drawing to win a copy of Gloria's newest cookbook. Remember that the winner will also receive a copy of my ecookbook, Mi Chita's Mexican Chocolate Recipes. AND there will be two winners announced on Saturday. For each comment you leave here or post about in your blog you will have your name dropped into the hat. Just let me know that you've posted and I'll make sure your chances of winning increase.

So now to the food. I wanted to make one of the chocolate recipes I told you about on my chocolate blog from the great new cookbook I got. So I searched through both Gloria's book and the CHOCOLAT book and decided I would concentrate on strawberries (and chocolate of course).

Poteet, Texas lies right outside of San Antonio and is considered part of the metropolitan area of San Antonio. The town is called the Strawberry Capital of Texas because of it's delicious strawberry crops.

Looking through Foods and Flavors of San Antonio, I saw a delicious yet simple recipe for strawberries that was in turn going to compliment the recipe I wanted to do for the chocolate blog.

Aren't these beautiful? I topped them with some mint I've been growing so the arrangement looked so fresh. And the taste? MOUTHWATERING. I bought these strawberries because I planted my strawberry plants a little too late this spring. But once they bear fruit, I will make this recipe again...and again...and again. They are delicious.

Strawberry Blossoms

1 - 16 ounce container large strawberries
1 - 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tablespoon sour cream
Fresh mint leaves

Remove the stems from the strawberries. Cut the tops to form a flat base. Place berries pointed side up on a plate. With a sharp knife cut through the berries in thirds making sure not to cut hrough the base. Slightly open each berry forming the petals.

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and sour cream until light and fluffy. Fill each strawberry with the mixture. If it helps, use a pastry bag fitted with a star tip to do this.
Top with fresh mint leaves.

Be sure and check out my chocolate blog to see the first recipe prepared from "CHOCOLAT".
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Gloria Chadwick said...

Teresa, I made these strawberry blossoms earlier this month and posted about them. I dusted them with Mexican chocolate. Your picture is so much better than mine!! Have you ever been to the strawberry festival in Poteet?

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I never knew that Poteet is called the Strawberry capital of Texas... Strawberry blossoms are looking so comforting on this summer afternoon... Garnished with mint, it looks so delectable and yummy!!!

Reeni♥ said...

They look luscious! I'd love to pop a few of them in my mouth. What a sweet little treat!

Jessica said...

I just found your blog a couple of days ago and I love it.
Do you by any chance have the Texas Home Cooking cookbook by Cheryl & Bill Jamison? They have a recipe for Poteet Strawberry Shortcake that I've made quite a few times before. It's very different from your normal shortcake.

Happy cook said...

Wow beautiful and delicous.

girlichef said...

Yes, these look amazing! Strawberry capital...heaven. :)

Karen Brown Letarte said...

Oh, these look so tasty!! I finally ordered Gloria's cookbook and can't wait for it to get here! :) K