The above was my guinea pig’s reaction to my first attempt of this week’s post: Peppered Strawberry and Lime Sorbet. After some adjustments to the quantity of pepper, this refreshing dessert not only tastes of summer, it also leaves you with a pleasant glow of a sunny day. This recipe comes from a mixture of JoyofBaking, my cousin’s peppered strawberries dessert and my love of lime. It’s just perfect for hot days and is a cinch to make.
What You’ll Need:
- 450g approx. Strawberries
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1tsp Fresh finely ground black pepper
- 65g Sugar
- 80ml Water
Grate the rind off the lime and put it into a small pot along with the sugar and water. Put on a medium heat and stir continuously. Allow to boil for about a minute, stirring all the time. Pour the syrup through a sieve into a bowl and leave it cool for at least 45 mins.
Hull the strawberries and place them in a food processor. Add in the lime juice and pepper. Blend well. When the syrup is cool, add it into the mixture and briefly blend again.
Place it into a container and freezer for 3 – 4 hrs. When the sorbet has set, remove from freezer and blend it once more. Return it to the freezer for another 3 – 4 hrs.
After this serve it to friends and family and enjoy their look of skepticism turn into one if delight!