Roasted Strawberries with Grand Marnier Grand Marnier is a liqueur that was created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of cognacs and orange distillate bitter.Grand Marnier is 40% alcohol (alcohol content 80). It is produced in different varieties, most of which can be eaten plain as a digestif or mixed drinks or desserts. In France, this is how to enjoy the most popular with, especially, pancakes or crepes Suzette with Grand Marnier. Strawberries contain phytochemicals that help prevent certain cancers. Strawberries contain too much vitamin C, more, even, than orange juice. Most berries are naturally sweet and require little effort to prepare. Just rinse them under water and serve for a nutritious snack or dessert. A cup of strawberries contains 100 mg of vitamin C, almost as much as a cup of orange juice. We need vitamin C for the functioning of our immune system and strong connective tissue. Strawberries also add a bit of calcium, magnesium, folate, potassium. In addition, it contains only 53 calories.One cup of blueberries offers a smaller amount of vitamin C, minerals and phytochemicals and contain only 83 calories. The same amount of cranberries has a similar nutritional value but contains only 44 calories. A cup of raspberries provides vitamin C and potassium and contains 64 calories. You can pick berries with similar nutrients such as loganberries, currants, gooseberries, cranberries, blueberries and black. For more information, visit Gourmandia.
1. Preheat oven to temperature of 340 degrees Fahrenheit. For the dough: Mix all the ingredients list to make a smooth paste. Place c.tablespoons of dough on a baking sheet.
2 Spread gently and place in oven until lightly colored. The dough will spread. Remove from oven and cover the bowl with the dough dessert.
3 Cool. Meanwhile, prepare the strawberries. Heat the butter in a skillet.
4 Add honey and strawberries. Flambé with Grand Marnier. Place a dessert bowl in the middle of the platter.5Place some strawberries inside. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
It was believed that the word "strawberry" did not exist until 1538. During the harvest time, children would pick the fruits and string them on straws of grass to be sold, thus the fruit was named "strawberry".
In the olden days, strawberries originated from the wilderness of Europe and America. Wild strawberries are small and tend to bear fruits only during month of June. But now the berries we buy today are much bigger in size because they had been cross-pollinated by scientists over the years. The scientists crossbred the wild species with the Chilean strawberries which were so much bigger in size than the wild berries.
Nutritional Properties in Strawberries
Strawberries are the only known fruit to have their seeds outside, with an average of 200 seeds per fruit. Strawberries leaves and roots can be used for medicinal purposes such as treating diarrhea, indigestion and gout. You'll find strawberries leaves in blended herbal teas. The fruit juice is also useful in soothing sunburns, cure skin blemishes and remove discolouration on the teeth.
Nutrients found in strawberries include vitamin A, C and B6, fiber, potassium, folate and various antioxidants and flavonoids. Your immune system needs these fighters to protect against diseases related to heart and cancers.
Strawberries surpass the super fruits like apples, oranges and bananas, in terms of providing the most nutrients. For example, comparing the Vitamin C level in 100g of strawberries and 100g of oranges, strawberries exceed oranges by 10mg. Best of all, they are low in calories and absolutely fat-free!