Strawberry Butter

This is another idea I picked up from Pinterest. That place is very inspiring.
I adapted it from this American recipe.
When I say adapted, I actually mean 'cocked up'. The original recipe calls for a pint of strawberries which is a bit of an odd way to measure fruit. I duly filled my pint measuring jug  with strawberries only later remembering that a US pint is  16 fl oz and not 20 fl oz as it is here.
And that's why my strawberry butter is runnier than it should be.




I was going to spread it on scones but because it was so runny I decided to dollop it on our breakfast pancakes this morning.


Runny, but none the worse for it.
By the way 1½ sticks of butter is 6oz.

Comments

  1. I must admit I do struggle with American recipes sometimes. But then I am much happier working in pounds and ounces still. I try and convert things in my head - somewhere along the line it goes a bit awry.

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  2. What a great idea, i have made apple butter before which is delish but never heard of strawberry, another recipe to add to my 'want to make' list!
    I am very lucky to have an american friend close by, she is my cooking guru!
    j x

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  3. Looks delicious, must try it this weekend. Thanks so much for the link to the beautiful campanula - just gorgeous!

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  4. Makes sense in America because strawberries are sold by the pint, but tricky here when they're sold in grams! What a super idea--a good excuse to pick more berries.

    K x

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  5. ooh yummy, feeling the need to try. Currently got elderflower cordial on the go!

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  6. hi sue, love your recipe ideas made the strawberry lemon bars and they were delicious, had a bit of filling left over and baked it in a pot and was equally del..♥ can you tell me how long it took for you to get an invitation to pinterest? I have been requesting an invite for several weeks and nothing.......

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  7. Debrarae, Pinterest initially sent me an email saying they'd received my request and then it is was a few days later that I received my invitation. I've no idea how the system works. Maybe they are just snowed under at the moment.

    What a good idea re the strawberry-lemon bar filling in a pot.

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  8. Looks like it might be delicious with ice cream too.....

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  9. Looks good anyway. When we buy strawberries here they're sold in little plastic baskets and that's called a pint whether it is or not.

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  10. This looks delicious, I have picked a good 2-3lb of Blackcurrants today, I have selected five recipes to try this year and will be blogging about them over the next couple of days.

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  11. Hi Sue,

    That looks lovely just the way it is.

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  12. KathrynU1:58 am BST

    Runny or not, it looks utterly delectable - I'll be making this with winter's new season berries (in Sydney!)

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  13. That's funny, I'm making a bread recipe from the UK tonight ( from Delia online) and had to do some interesting measuring. Good thing my measuring cup also had ml on it! I'm in South Dakota, the middle of the US, so of course cups and pints make more sense to me! :) Our strawberries are sold in little baskets called pints, it's about 12 decent-size strawberries.
    By the way, your food always looks SO GOOD. I followed your instructions for the veg hash for the freezer - wonderful!

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  14. Sue, read your post this afternoon, whizzed to my allotment to pick strawberries, mixture cooling as I post and my colleagues are eagerly awaiting a tasting at work tomorrow! Thanks for a fab recipe!

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  15. Here in the US, strawberries come in pint containers. And if you get them from a roadside stand, they probably aren't weighed. The farmer filled the container and set it out. It's not very precise, but there you have it.

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  16. Thank you Nicole :o)

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