Strawberries with Crème Fraîche and Brown Sugar

• 29 March 2012


Now this is my kind of "before and after"!  I'm getting pretty excited about all the strawberries popping up at the grocery store this week...can it be?  Is sunshine and warmth in my neck of the woods really around the corner?  Apparently in strawberry-growing-country it's already there and for that I am grateful; I need a taste of summer just a teensy bit early. I'm already dreaming of the rich, luscious Shuksan strawberries that will dot the Washington countryside come July.  They make the most amazing freezer jam

But until then, what better way to enjoy strawberries than with homemade crème fraîche and brown sugar?For me, the enjoyment not only lies in the way the flavors and textures meld so perfectly together, but in the memories the dessert conjures up.  When I was little, our family dipped strawberries in sour cream and then a bowl of brown sugar; I'll never forget how good that first bite tasted.  I have to say though, that upgrading to creme fraiche is a good move here.  It's one of the easiest, most delicious treats you'll ever make.  Promise.

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