About this recipe:This buttercream icing is made with fresh strawberries for an intense and real strawberry flavour and colour without using extracts or jelly. It involves making a strawberry puree. If you love strawberries, you'll love this icing!
160g fresh strawberries
425g icing sugar, sifted, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:20min › Ready in:40min
Place strawberries in a blender; puree until smooth.
Transfer strawberry puree to a saucepan over medium heat; bring to the boil, stirring often, until puree is reduced by at least half, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
Beat butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Beat 125g icing sugar into butter until just blended.
Beat 2 tablespoons cooled strawberry puree and vanilla extract into butter mixture until just blended.
Add 100g icing sugar, followed by 2 tablespoons strawberry puree; beat until blended. Repeat with remaining icing sugar and puree, adding in batches and beating well until just blended.
For more intense strawberry flavor, reduce strawberry puree longer until desired intensity is reached.
Great idea, using fresh fruit. Do you think it would work with frozen? (when strawberries are out of season) I suppose, just reduce the wetter defrosted frozen fruit for longer.
Very nice piping, btw! What nozzle did you use? - 18 May 2016