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? Champagne and strawberries is actually never a good match at all. Blame on the movie “Pretty Woman”, a scene at the expensive hotel penthouse, where the perfectly red strawberries appear with the bubbly champagne of most elegant color. It just make us misunderstand that strawberry and champagne is the golden rule for classy taste. Champagne
How to have champagne, however, is not the topic of the day. We would like to know how to better-off the sweetness and texture of strawberries, when we always tend to eat them straight from the box.
The simplest way is to remove the leaves and slice the strawberries, and sprinkle brown sugar (coffee sugar) on them. As the brown sugar dissolves, it sweetens the strawberries with a great aroma, their texture softened and turned smooth. No matter how expensive or inexpensive are your strawberries, brown sugar will help your strawberries to achieve the level of sweetness that you prefer, becomes beautiful soft fruit.
另外就是浸於酒中。法國人愛將士多啤梨浸於紅酒中，我今次就將之切片浸於Brown Brothers 橙味甜白酒中，放於雪櫃一天，發現不止令士多啤梨吸收了酒液後變得軟滑，甜度也跟著提高，增加了橙香之餘，更沒失去士多啤梨本身的獨特香氣！
Another way is to put them in wine. French loves to soak strawberries in red wine. I’d like to put the strawberry slices in Brown Brothers dessert wine with orange flavor, and keep it in fridge for 24 hours. Strawberries absorbing the wine become tender and silky, with sweetness enhanced! While giving the fruit orange fragrance, the unique aroma of strawberries is well-kept in the fruit itself!
I have the wined strawberry slices one after the other until I finish all of them. Looking at the white dessert wine which now being dyed to lovely reddish, color like the lipstick of a French young girl, I take a sip to try. It’s surprisingly floral, with taste of orange as well as strawberries, slightly sweet and throat soothing!
Strawberries, like other berries, are extremely good to skins. But it’s also difficult to consume the whole box within a day or two, especially those very sweet and fully ripped ones. They start to grow mold on them and turn bad if you keep them for more than one day. That’s why it’s easier to have some with brown sugar first, then soak the rest in wine which you can enjoy them for few more days. The felicity of the strawberry wine makes it the perfect after dinner wine for entertaining friends, too!