The July Daring Bakers Challenge

Another very late daring cooks challenge. I am just glad I managed to complete the challenge! And this is so good. It’s an awesome dessert and the method of cooking makes the whole process so very easy. You just put the marinade and the ingredients together and put it into the parchment paper and transfer it to a hot oven. And after about 20-30 mins you get the most delicious dish. Just complement the fruits with some ice cream or sour cream or whipped cream and you have a very easy dessert. And it’s delicious too!!!

Our July 2012 Daring Cooks’ host was Sarah from All Our Fingers in the Pie! Sarah challenges us to learn a new cooking technique called “Cooking En Papillote” which is French and translates to “cooking in parchment”.

This method of cooking can also be used to cook vegetables, seafood or chicken. It has to a ingredient which will not take too long to cook. As the parchment cannot be in the oven for too long at very high temperatures. So I decided to try making a dessert with some strawberries using the En Papillote method. So here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:

 

4 servings

  1. 1 lb strawberries
  2. 3 tbsp orange liqueur
  3. 1 tsp brown sugar
  4. 1 tsp molasses
  5. 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  6. 1/2 tsp orange extract
  7. vanilla ice cream or whipped cream or sour cream
  8. parchment paper
  9. kitchen string

Directions:

  • Mix the ingredients together and place it in the parchment paper as shown in the picture above.
  • Tie the parchment into a pouch.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to about 400F and place the pouches in the oven for about 20-25 mins.

  •  The picture above shows that the strawberry pouches soon after it is taken out of the oven.
  • Serve it with some ice cream, sour cream or whipped cream depending on your preference.

Thanks for reading my blog and hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. And you can try the recipe with vegetables, seafood or chicken, basically any ingredient which cooks quickly. And this update to my recipes is thanks to my friend and e-baking partner Sheela who recommended that I put in a calorie counter for my recipes. And thanks to my husband who has taken up exercising and eating healthy, I discovered a website that helps me do just that. These calorie counts are approximate and are not exact. This just gives me an approximate calorie count. Hope this helps all those who are worried about their calorie intake!

Shilpa

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