Posts tagged Strawberries
Strawberry roll-up cake

The roll-up cake (roulé) is a favorite French dessert for kids and fits perfectly into the lunch box. The strawberries add a nice contrast to the ganache for a whimsical swirl. For added originality, add a few basil leaves to elevate the flavors.


  • Strawberries (3 cups)

  • Eggs (3)

  • Butter (2 teaspoons)

  • Flour (1 cup)

  • Sugar (½ cup)

  • Salt (1 pinch)

  • Optional : Basil (5 leaves)


1 cookie sheet or electric beater, 2 mixing bowls, 1 whisk, 1 pan, 1 tea towel, 1 spatula, 1 spoon, aluminum roll

Optional: 1 pair of herb scissors


1Preheat oven to 400F.
2Prep the strawberries: rinse thoroughly, discarding the end and cut into small pieces.Rinse the strawberries.
3Place a small bow in the freezer.
4Set a pan on low heat, add the strawberries, 2 tablespoons of water and 2 tablespoons of honey. Optional: add chopped basil.Pour the strawberries, honey and water into the pan.
5Keep on low heat for 10 minutes stirring ocassionally while you make the cake dough.Stir the strawberries.
6Take the bowl out of the freezer and crack the 3 eggs into it.Crack 3 eggs.
7Add the sugar.Add the sugar.
8Beat the eggs and sugar for 10 minutes or as long as your arm will let you.Whisk the eggs.
9Gently fold the melted butter and flour. Fold the butter and flour.
10Cover the cookie sheet with aluminum and grease it generously to avoid any sticking.Grease the aluminum on the cookie sheet.
11Pour the dough over the surface of the cookie sheet.Pour the dough onto the alumninum.
12Cook for 8 minutes or until slightly golden.
13Remove from the oven and let cool.
14Flip the cookie sheet over and peel off the aluminum.Peel off the aluminum.
15Layer the melted strawberries.Layer the strawberries.
16Roll the cake to form a log. Cut 1 inch pieces to serve.Roll the cake.
All about strawberries

1. Why strawberries are great for kids:

Strawberries appeal to most children because of their sweetness but they are actually low in sugar and high in vitamin C. They will help boost your child’s immune system and, with their high content in antioxidants, can protect from the damages of the sun going into the Summer season.

 2. When and where to find strawberries:

Strawberries are in season late April through August and are cultivated throughout the United States. Find a strawberry farm near you to get the freshest pick.

 3. How to choose the best strawberries:

Look for plump, bright red strawberries with no white around the stems. Look for slightly shiny strawberries and avoid squishy overripe ones. Small strawberries tend to taste sweeter.

4. Serving tip:

Strawberries are wonderful dipped in chocolate or with drizzled honey. They also work great in a spinach salad with goat cheese and almonds.