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Strawberry Cream or Pots de Crème aux Fraises

Strawberry Cream for a First Course

Jim and Karen, dear friends, as well as frequent guests to the Inn, visit Ashland, Oregon twice a year. In the summer they bring me an entire flat of organic farm fresh strawberries.

They are luscious, tiny, almost over-ripe, and absolutely ready to be used. So I bought a pint of heavy cream -- which I almost never do -- with an idea to create a rich creamy sauce to go with lots of strawberries. After doing a little search on the Internet, I settled on making a sauce anglaise, then adding pureed strawberries with a little lemon juice.

To show off the colorful sauces and fruit, especially the pureed strawberry sauce, we used champagne glasses to serve Pots de Crème aux Fraises.

I think this recipe will be a keeper!

As the first course is rich and sweet, I suggest the second course to be savory -- a baked frittata with vegetables and meat.

Chanticleer Inn B&B new first course: Strawberry cream in champagne glasses on a tray

Close up of strawberry cream in a champagne glass garnished with mint from the Chanticleer Inn herb garden

Close up of a tray of champagne glasses filled with strawberry cream


Ashland, Oregon is home to Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Oregon Cabaret Theater and gateway to Rogue Wine Country, Crater Lake National Park and Wild & Scenic Wilderness.


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