Strawberries are the perfect fruit. The bright red berry is available year round, although their peak season is May-September. Unlike the persimmon or pomegranate, the strawberry is readily available in just about every local grocery store for whenever you have the craving. They are perfect in smoothies, delicious in pies or whole, with a generous sprinkling of vanilla bean sugar!
Strawberries have a very long history; the earliest known documentation dating back hundreds of years. The common day strawberry is a hybrid of the smaller and sweeter European berry and the wild grown North American berry. Originally only available to the wealthy, the increase of railroad travel in the early 1900’s made the strawberry more readily available to everyone. The strawberry is high in vitamin c, manganese and anti-oxidants. A versatile and healthy fruit that adds a bright and naturally sweet flavor to our delicious buttercream frosting!
Many commercially prepared frostings utilize hydrogenated oils and chemicals to produce their products. Making your own buttercream frosting not only eliminates unnecessary chemicals but also tastes so much better! This Buttercream frosting recipe is enhanced with fresh strawberries and almond extract.