- I bought some fresh strawberries.
- I washed them and cut them up.
- I borrowed cornstarch from my sis-in-law.
- I measured out flour and cornstarch.
- I put all the ingredients in a pan (with some water and vanilla extract--which I also had to measure out).
- I stirred the stuff for ten minutes while it boiled down.
- I waited until it cooled.
I found this recipe, where else?, on pinterest. The lady's blog linked to the original, where you can find the recipe and professional-looking pictures. Here are my amateur photos. First you get some refrigerated pie crust and cut it into 1 1/2 by 2 in squares. This is what I had left over.
Lay out the squares on a cookie sheet and put a popscicle stick on top. I know it looks like the stick is underneath this one, and I have no idea why I did that! Also I didn't realize it was blurry until I put the pics on my computer.
Then you spoon a tiny bit of jelly onto the square, like so:
Now, if you are smart, not like me, you will realize right now, just by looking at the picture even!, that you can use regular, plain ol', boring jelly out of the jar. Go to Walmart, buy some jelly, slather it in here. Man I wish someone had told me that! Only after I had taken these cuties to my meeting and I was explaining how I made them did someone say, "Oh, you used strawberry jelly?" And I thought, "Strawberry jelly? Wait, Strawberry Jelly! I could have used Strawberry Jelly?!" And then I felt really stupid, because here's what I did:
Here's my leftover jelly. Not much! Einstein Junior asked if there were any raw eggs in it because he wanted to eat it. :-)
I think you bake for like, ten minutes. I don't remember. You can go to the other lady's blog to see for sure. But see, this is why you don't want to put too much filling in, cause when they bake, all that sweet goodness will come spilling out.
The frosting is part confectioner's sugar (or powdered sugar--are they the same?) and part milk, with a little bit of food coloring. I wanted to make them pink, but I only have an itsy bit of red left and there's a whole honkin lot of green left. So, green it was. And then before the frosting hardens, you sprinkle sprinkles on!
These were yummy, at least I thought so. It seems like I brought a lot home with me, but looking at this plate again, maybe a lot of them got eaten. I guess maybe I brought home a third of them, which is actually pretty good considering there were like, ten people at the meeting that month. A bad winter storm had been predicted for several days, scaring a lot of people off the road. These have green sprinkles to match the frosting, but EJ wanted red on his...what you do for love, right? ;-) Anyway, I might just make these guys again--but use jar jelly next time!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.