January 13, 2005
Treat of the Week - Strawberry Sunshine Sandwiches
Here is a pretty quick and easy treat that your donkeys will enjoy. And it's a great snack for us people, too.
Strawberry Sunshine Sandwiches
1 16 oz. Package of Frozen Strawberries (unsweetened - no sugar added)
2 1/4 cups Apple Juice
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1/2 cup Sugar (optional)
Whole Wheat Bread
Combine the frozen strawberries and 2 cups of the apple juice in a pan, and start heating them on the stove. The apple juice sweetens the strawberries some, but if you prefer an even sweeter sauce, you can add the optional sugar to the strawberry & apple juice mixture. Next mix the other 1/4 cup of apple juice and the corn starch in a seperate cup and set aside. When the strawberries start getting soft, mash them with a fork to break them up in smaller pieces. Continue heating until the strawberry/apple juice mixture comes to a boil. Once the strawberry mixture is boiling, remove it from the stove and immediately stir in the corn starch mixture to thicken it. Now the sauce is done.
Next use metal cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the whole wheat bread slices. I chose longears shaped cookie cutters for mine. You can then make sandwiches with the strawberry sauce between bread shapes, spread strawberry sauce on single bread shapes to make open-faced sandwiches, or you can also use the strawberry sauce like a gel to decorate cakes, cookies or other treats.
What did my donkey taste test crew think of these goodies? Yummmmm!
By the way, my donkeys also like fresh strawberries. In the summer time when we have ripe strawberries in our garden, I will sometimes throw a few across the fence into the donkeys' pen. When they hear one fall, they will start sniffing the ground and searching for it until one finds and eats the little sweet morsels.
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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at January 13, 2005 10:18 PM