Thursday, May 14, 2009

Foodie Friday Recipe Repeat

It's time to get hungry once again at the Foodie Friday post hosted by Gollum of "Designs by Gollum"

With the blessings of our dear Gollum, I've decided to do a weekly "tag" onto Foodie Friday. I will be taking a recipe from one of the previous posts and bringing it back to you for review. Last week there was a recipe that really caught my eye because it comes perfectly timed for fresh strawberries. This was a recipe submitted by Kathleen Ellis and she said, "You'll be sure to want to try this." And I can assure you, she was right! I prepared these and took them to share at my office and it got rave reviews from everyone. So, if you didn't get this last week, ladies, grab your pens and be sure to copy this one down!

Kathleen's Coconut Cream Filled Strawberries

1 (3.4) oz.) pkg. coconut cream instant pudding mix
3/4 Cup sour cream
1/4 Cup heavy whipping cream
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
3/4 Cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 quart large strawberries, washed and dried.

Combine pudding mix, sour cream & whipping cream. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Lower mixer speed to low and add cream cheese, confectioners sugar and coconut extract; beating until well combined. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

With stem side down, make 2 vertical cuts from tip to @ 1/2 inch from stem end. Spread apart to form petals. Spoon or pipe filling into each strawberry.

So simple, yet so good. I did not find the flavor of coconut to be overwhelming at all, however if you could probably get less coconut flavor by eliminating the extract. If you want more coconut flavor, add shredded coconut. If you don't like coconut at all, this would also be good with white chocolate pudding or vanilla. We found this to be a very refreshing treat.

Tip: If you are preparing these for a function that will be lasting for more than an hour or so, be sure to replinish the plate rather than putting the entire batch out. I found that after about an hour the filling began to soften a bit and melt out of the berries. It still tasted fine however.

I had a bit of filling left over and found it excellent spooned over a slice of pound cake. This would also make a good layer for a trifle.

Thanks Kathleen for sharing this most delightful straberry treat! I'll be bringing another Foodie Friday recipe back for a second time around next week. Now I'm off to see what the rest of you are cooking up this week for "Foodie Friday"

See ya!

17 comments:

  1. What a great idea Martha! It is great to get feedback on recipes!!!! The strawberries look and sound delicious. :D Jewel

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  2. You are so smart! I like this idea! I copy/paste many of the recipes to ty and usually do try them...but I might miss a few...Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

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  3. These do sound great! And the look so pretty!
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  4. Boy, those do look good! I like the way both flavors sound together... coconut and strawberries. They make a pretty presentation, too! Thanks to you and Kathleen for sharing with us. This looks like something even I can do! ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. I better jump on the wagon and make some since you liked them also. Thanks for sharing.
    Joyce

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  6. This is such a good idea. i have hoping people would let us know when they have tried some of the Foodie Friday recipes. Please don't give mine a try this week :)!

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  7. I saw this on Kathleen's blog and thought it looked scrumptous. Now, another great review, I'll have to try this soon. Thanks!

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  8. What a great idea! I will have to try this; I don't think I would have too much trouble doing this recipe. And hubby would love it.
    thank you,
    blossom

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  9. Looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

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  10. Sounds yummy and looks pretty. Definitely a keeper!

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  11. I may "strawberry flowers" but I am loving Kathleen's addition of coconut. Can't wait to try them!

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  12. You could vary this idea so many ways. What a great idea.

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  13. oh strawberries and coconut, thank you Martha and thank you Kathleen, these are so delicious, happy foodie friday, Kathy.

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  14. Um, I think that I will try this too while strawberries are on. . .Thank-you for stopping by and have a good weekend!

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  15. Martha,
    Yum, these look great, I am writing this one down! I love recipes like this one that create a big impact but are easy to make. It is just my style, plus everyone in my family loves strawberries. Thanks for sharing this gem. ~Cathy~

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  16. Hi Martha! I'm sooo glad you enjoyed these so much...and hopefully many more will as well!
    Thanks for stopping by today...I'd love for you to dry...then we can both enjoy the roses!
    Have a happy week!
    p.s. a friend just made these with a cheesecake pudding filling...they were pretty good...I prefer the coconut, but for those who don't like coconut this would be a good option, too!
    Have a happy week!
    ;-D

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