Snackshot of the Day: Strawberry Wine

Snackshot of the Day: Strawberry Wine

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This simplified version of sangria is the perfect drink for a summer night.

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking.

Today's Snackshot is of strawberry wine. Strawberries have started appearing at farmers' markets now that it's spring, and we couldn't be more excited. When it comes to combining wine and fruit, the go-to is typically sangria. Simplify that but cutting out the juice and just dropping a few strawberries in a glass of red wine. Instead of making a giant batch of sangria for a party, this drink is great for a quiet summer night in.

Read more about The Daily Meal's Snackshot feature. To submit a photo, email jbruce[at]thedailymeal.com, subject: "Snackshots." Follow The Daily Meal's photo editor Jane Bruce on Twitter.

6 Delicious Ways to Pair Strawberries and Wine

As the oldest AVA on the Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley has been a wine-growing hub for decades. But that’s not the only thing that grows well in our valley’s Mediterranean climate. Santa Maria Valley is known far and wide for producing deliciously sweet strawberries. In fact, California is the largest strawberry producer in the United States! You can almost always track down a carton of Santa Maria Valley Strawberries in your local supermarket.

As we practice social distancing in these uncertain times, there’s no better opportunity to order wine online from one of the region’s 34 winery tasting rooms, pick up a carton of berries, and enjoy a tasting experience worth staying inside for.

Sweet Strawberries and Cambria Winery Pinot Noir

Who said sweet and sweet don’t go together? The tones of red fruits in a Pinot Noir pair exceptionally well with the powerful taste of ripe strawberries. Cambria Winery and Vineyard offers a variety of excellent Pinot Noirs that boast aromas of fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, pomegranates and more. Any one of these wines partners wonderfully with strawberries.

Green Strawberries and Rancho Sisquoc Sauvignon Blanc

Strawberries don’t need to be ripe to have a good time! Green strawberries are renowned for their tartness and flaunt notes of green grass and kiwi. A Sauvignon Blanc from Rancho Sisquoc Winery perfectly balances this tartness with acidity to create a flavorful combination. Rancho Sisquoc ages their Sauvignon Blanc in French oak to add lemon flavors and produce a bright, crisp finish. Together, green strawberries and Sauvignon Blanc create a pleasing harmony defined by tart flavors.

Strawberries with Riverbench Rosé

Rosé with strawberries is a simple, yet piquant, combination. The gentle tastes of rose petal, orange blossom and strawberry that you’ll find in the Rosé of Pinot Noir at Riverbench Winery pairs perfectly with the intense, tart flavor of fresh strawberries. It’s a fruity combination made in pairing heaven. Whole clusters of dark and deliciously ripened Pinot Noir were pressed gently in the making of this wine, which means it’s light in color and high in quality. A glass of Rosé with fresh strawberries makes for a perfect snack or dessert.

Presqu’ile Pinot Noir Soaked Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

As if chocolate-covered strawberries could get any better. All you need are strawberries, chocolate, and a bottle of Pinot Noir. Presqu’ile Winery produces exceptional Pinot Noirs, characterized by Santa Maria Valley’s sandalwood spice and bright fruits. To bring this savory treat to life, soak your strawberries in the wine overnight and dip them in the chocolate of your choice the next day.

Strawberry Cheesecake with Cottonwood Canyon Chardonnay

The creamy and rich nature of cheesecake makes it the perfect partner for a wine with scents of fruit and acidity. Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard and Winery Chardonnay has a citrusy taste defined by flavors of lemon, apples and oranges. The Chardonnay is aged with oak and boasts hints of vanilla to enhance your palette. Taken together, a slice of light and fresh strawberry cheesecake couples happily with a smooth glass of Chardonnay.

Strawberry Salad with Foxen Sauvignon Blanc

A fresh salad topped with strawberries is delicious on its own, but even better paired with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Foxen Vineyard and Winery ferments and ages their Sauvignon Blanc in French oak to produce crisp, flavorful wine. The notes of fruit such as lemon, apples and pineapples give a nice acidic contrast to the salad and its creamy dressing

As you can see, there are so many different ways to combine Santa Maria Valley wine and strawberries to create a savory tasting experience. Don’t let social distancing keep you from trying one of these pairings–order a bottle online today and taste for yourself!

In Santa Maria Valley, there’s so much to do from here. Hit the road and explore it all with our 24 hiking trails, 34 tasting rooms, seven unique AVAs, 13 beaches, and a growing selection of local breweries, all within a beautiful 30-minute drive. There is no need to venture far if you are looking for sand dunes, cycling and authentic Santa Maria Style dining. You’ll find it’s the perfect home base, where you can eat, drink and do more for less.

Cook's Note:

You can use angel food cake, pound cake, or sponge cake for this recipe.

You can use your choice of raspberry, cherry, or strawberry gelatin, either sugar-free or with sugar.

I prefer using REAL whipped cream to a frozen and thawed topping but only if the dessert is to be consumed on the day of preparation.

Some folks like to add sherry, jam, more layers, or less layers. It's a do your own thing! As well, you can customize the fruit, Jell-O(R), and pudding according to the fruits you have available, and frozen and canned work well in a pinch. Bananas, mandarin oranges, and blueberries are favourites and the presentation is always terrific!

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This cake is nothing more than a traditional Passover sponge cake that is too sweet due to the added wine. The family and the cook vote "Not a do-over." Skip this one. There are much better Passover recipes available.

This is a really good recipe. I have made 2 of these cakes for the last 4 Passsovers (large Seder gathering). I bake it in 2 9x13" pans and we cut it in squares. If you have ever made other Passover cake recipes and then try this one you will realize how superior it is. Most Passover cakes tend to be very dry and a little tasteless (and I have tried lots!) This recipe is moist, fruity and delicious. This year I am going to try baking it in one large pan - I hope that works well, it will save a little time.

please try this recipe! it makes a light and flavorful cake, and the strawberries are great with it. i agree about using an electric mixer and definitely make sure the eggs are room temperature in order to acheive maximum volume. i've even substituted splenda for the sugar, and it came out fine. i come from a family of chocoholics, but everyone raved about this dessert.

I don't recommend making this one without an electric hand mixer. However, I've made this cake three times now and everybody seems to like it. I usually prepare a basic chocolate glaze to drizzle over the top. Don't let it sit between mixing and baking  the thicker batter might settle at the bottom.

I am with Nikki from BC. Try the recipes first and then add your own twist before you criticize the recioe that has been kitchen tested by Bon Appetit or Gourmet. These folks have been cooking far longer than most readers, so show some respect for excellence already established!

I haven't made this cake yet, but for the last person that left a rating, you didn't make this cake either. I'm all for putting your own spin on a recipe, but when you change everything about the original recipe, it always amazes me that people rate it and say it's not good.

I made the Wine Cake. However, I used club soda instead of the wine. This made the cake less calories. Also, I folded in dates and nuts into the batter. Made the cake better. I don't really care for passover cakes. Too eggy.

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"She had bought red currants slightly damaged (or they would not have oozed so speedily), in order to make that iced red-currant fool of which she had so freely partaken at Miss Mapp’s last bridge party. That was a very scurvy trick, for iced red-currant fool was an invention of Miss Mapp’s, who, when it was praised, said that she inherited the recipe from her grandmother. "

Fooled you! The classic puree of fruit and custard, the fruit fool (whether it be strawberry, gooseberry, raspberry, rhubarb, or blackberry) has nothing in particular to do with April Fool's Day! And although food historians do not agree on the origin of its name, fool/foole is first mentioned as a dessert in 1598 with recipes beginning to appear in cookery books by the mid 17th century. There are even two classic fruitless fools dating from the 17th and 18th centuries - the Norfolk Fool and the Westminster Fool (which have the addition of cake, similar to trifles, with and without the addition of sack sherry). Regardless of ingredients, these are fools to suffer gladly. Be a dancing fool today! Recipes included!

Strawberry Fool

The classic puree of fruit and custard, the fruit fool (whether it be strawberry, redcurrant, gooseberry, raspberry, rhubarb, or blackberry) has nothing in particular to do with fooling anyone or fools!

Although food historians do not agree on the origin of its name, fool/foole is first mentioned as a dessert in 1598 with recipes beginning to appear in cookery books by the mid 17th century. There are even two classic fruitless fools dating from the 17th and 18th centuries - the Norfolk Fool and the Westminster Fool (which have the addition of cake, similar to trifles, with and without the addition of sack sherry).

A "fool" is a classic British dessert generally made by folding pureed stewed fruit into sweet custard . Modern fool recipes often substitute whipped cream .

For a strawberry version with homemade shortbread, click here!

And for a classic raspberry and rhubarb version, click the "Strawberry Fool."

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Here are 5 Strawberry Smoothie Recipes you have to try:

Carrot Cucumber Strawberry Smoothie

Talk about a nutrient rich smoothie, this Carrot Cucumber Strawberry Smoothie is packed with the good stuff. Naturally sweet thanks to the carrots and strawberries, this protein smoothie will help you feel fuller for longer.

Strawberry Apple Green Smoothie

I love this Strawberry Apple Green Smoothie, it&rsquos only one of the most popular protein smoothies here on the blog. Here you can start your day with some fruit and vegetables to help you get in valuable nutrients as well as feel great. The addition of the apple and strawberries makes it just sweet enough to enjoy.

Beet Carrot Strawberry Smoothie

This Beet Carrot Strawberry Smoothie has more vegetable to fruit ratio but does not lack in the flavor. A splash of coconut water helps you to rehydrate and feel great. Strawberries make it sweet and the addition of beets gives you a serving of superfoods.

Avocado Strawberry Protein Smoothie

This Avocado Strawberry Protein Smoothie combines avocados and strawberries that blends together smoothly making this an easy drinker. This strawberry protein shake has Greek yogurt for a little extra protein for your day.

Strawberry Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie

Sweet potato in a smoothie? Yes! And they are a great addition especially to ease inflammation in your body. Throw those tasty little strawberries in there for a fun, tasty, and healthy protein smoothie.

Do you like to add strawberries to your smoothies? What is one of your favorite strawberry smoothie combinations?

You can find more smoothie recipes in my Smoothie eBook.

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Strawberry Pie Filling Recipes

Who doesn’t love a good strawberry pie filling! Your first bite will be so juicy and delicious, you’ll be licking the plate! There is nothing better than the freshest strawberries!

    – This fancy looking pie will have everyone talking! – Enjoy with fabulous dessert with the whole family! – No need to worry about baking with this easy, no- bake dessert! The perfect cool and creamy treat to enjoy!

15. El Cencerro

In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 oz. El Buho Mezcal, ¾ oz. Ancho Reyes Poblano, ¼ oz. Giffard Peach Liquor, ¼ oz. aperol, and ¾ oz. lime juice. Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

Amazing Strawberry Recipes Roundup

Save this amazing roundup of fresh strawberry desserts and beverages for Valentine’s Day and spring.

I love strawberries, they are just so versatile. With greenhouse farming, strawberries may be available throughout the year now, but the best berries are those that are locally grown and start bearing fruit in late spring. Juicy, ripe, red strawberries are a great snack on their own, and even better when used in delectable treats like cakes, parfaits, ice creams and beverages.

Here is a roundup of my best strawberry recipes from the blog and also from other lovely bloggers who love strawberries as much as I do! Pick out the recipes that you would like to make for Valentine’s Day next week, then bookmark this page for later or when you go strawberry picking in the spring!

Baking With Strawberries

One of the best uses for fresh strawberries is to bake with them. Cakes, muffins, sweet breads and even soufflés are perfect vehicles for fresh berries.

  • Strawberry Pound Cake: This fresh and buttery strawberry pound cake loaf is made better with the addition of sour cream to the batter, which makes it moist and incredibly flavorful. Serve it up for dessert or lightly toasted for breakfast the next day.
  • Strawberry Lemon Muffins: Loaded with fresh summer strawberries, lemon juice and zest, these fluffy muffins are absolutely irresistible. Have them for dessert, throw them in your kid’s snack box or enjoy them for breakfast the next day.
  • Strawberry Vanilla Cake With Strawberry Syrup: A beautiful cake, with a lovely golden crust, sweet vanilla flavor and bursting with the freshness and juiciness of the berries. I like to serve it with fresh strawberry syrup to drizzle on top.
  • Strawberry Focaccia Bread: This Italian classic is given a sweet twist with fresh berries and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon sugar on top.
  • Strawberry Soufflé: Where do I even begin on this classic dessert? Making delightfully light and airy soufflé is not that hard if you follow my tips in this post.

No-bake Strawberry Desserts

Sometimes, the last thing we want to do is turn on the oven and wait for it to pre-heat. Some of these desserts do not need any cooking at all, while some might call for a component to be made quickly on the stove-top. But they are all excellent make-ahead desserts and perfect for spring parties and potlucks.

  • Strawberry Fool: Light, fruity and creamy, this delicious no-cook strawberry fool dessert is the perfect way to enjoy balmy spring nights. It can be made with any kind of berries, but of course, strawberries are the best. Needless to say, it can be made ahead and is perfect for entertaining as well.
  • Eggless Strawberry Mousse: Light as air and made with real strawberries, this eggless strawberry mousse is an easy no-cook dessert.
  • Strawberry Chia Falooda Parfait: This pretty layered dessert is inspired by the Persian dessert falooda. Made with delicious chia strawberry fruit spread, sweet vermicelli and simple rose flavored pudding, this lightened-up falooda parfait recipe is as easy as it is delicious.
  • Lemon Crepes With Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling: Delicate lemon crepes filled with strawberry flavored whipped cream cheese and sweet berries is a delightful weekend brunch. Did you know that crepes can be made ahead and assembled with the filling just before serving? Make these to treat your loved ones to a special breakfast on birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine’s Day.

Strawberry Frozen Treats & Beverages

I’m dreaming of the day when I can guzzle fresh strawberry lemonade by the gallon and make my favorite strawberry popsicles. They cannot be any simpler to make at home and you know exactly what ingredients go into them.

  • Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles: Stay cool with these creamy and delicious strawberry cheesecake popsicles. Just 5 ingredients and a quick blitz in the blender gives you a delicious frozen treat. : Granita is a quick, inexpensive and healthier alternative to ice cream in summer. This recipe for strawberry basil granita needs just 3 ingredients and makes for a delightful icy-cold treat.
  • Strawberry Rose Lassi: Cool down with this delicious, nourishing and ever-so-pretty strawberry lassi, lightly flavored with rose-water and sweetened with honey.
  • Strawberry Lemonade: Skip the cloyingly sweet, artificially flavored pink lemonades. This quick and easy strawberry lemonade is the perfect warm weather beverage. Naturally flavored and colored with fresh strawberries, make a large pitcher to serve at parties or to simply beat the heat.
  • Orange Strawberry Falooda: In a modern spin on the traditional falooda, fresh strawberry syrup and sweet-tangy orange jelly are layered with the usual suspects like pearly basil seeds, thin vermicelli and ice cream to make a luscious and enticing dessert beverage. It is the perfect sweet treat to welcome spring into our midst!
  • No-churn Strawberry Ice Cream: This no-cook, no-churn, no-eggs strawberry ice cream is made with a handful of pantry essentials and fresh strawberry puree. It is light, fruity and creamy – a real delight!

Here are some more delightful strawberry recipes shared by fellow bloggers. A big thank you to everyone who graciously contributed to this list.

Clockwise from top left corner:-

  • Strawberry Elderflower Scone Cake from Occasionally Eggs
  • Strawberry Cake With Mascarpone Buttercream from Liv For Cake
  • Swiss Roll Cake With Strawberries & Cream from Let’s Eat Cake
  • Strawberry Cookies from Imagelicious
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake from Go Go Go Gourmet
  • Strawberry Shortcake With Lavender Lemon Cream from My Kitchen Love

Wait, there’s more…

Clockwise from top left corner:-

  • Strawberry Trifle from Wholesome Yum
  • Glazed Strawberry Muffins from Garnish & Glaze
  • White Chocolate Strawberry Tart from Lil Cookie
  • Sticky Lemon Strawberry Sweet Rolls from A Virtual Vegan
  • Vegan Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from Delightful Adventures
  • Panna Cotta With Roasted Strawberries from The Novice Housewife
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Bars from Spoonful Of Flavor
  • Eton Mess from What A Girl Eats

Let’s not forget these beverages & frozen treats!

Clockwise from top left corner:-

  • Strawberry Basil Caipirinha from Peas & Crayons
  • Sparkling Wine & Strawberry Gelatin Cups from Sidewalk Shoes
  • Vanilla Strawberry Shrub Syrup from The Flavor Bender
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade from A Farmgirl’s Kitchen
  • No-churn Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt from The Kitchen Girl
  • Strawberry Chocolate Sweetheart Smoothie from The Schmidty Wife

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