The strawberry box I bought was intact in my fridge as I was over the urge of eating fresh strawberries that I had felt when I bought them a few days ago. The next best use was inspired from my favorite candy. During my stay in Netherlands, I always found myself going back to the candy aisle to buy a pack of zure maatjes. I was so very addicted to them. They tasted like pure heaven. And since there was the very thin line separating my strawberries from being edible and rotten, I decided to put them to test and experiment with them. Although, the result wasn’t an exact reproduction of my gooey and chewy soft granulated sugar coated candy, the taste of what I created was undeniably ah-mayzing.
All you need is:
1. 20-ish strawberries
2. 1 tbsp sugar (or honey if you want to go for a healthier option)
3. 1 tbsp lemon juice (I went for the commercial bottles, which aren’t as healthy, but I think fresh lemon juice will work equally well!)
All you do is:
1. Blend the three ingredients together.
2. Line your baking tray with parchment paper (or baking paper).
3. Pour out the blended liquid onto the baking paper and keep smoothing it to flatten it.
4. Make sure that it isn’t too flat as it will be hard to pull it apart from the baking paper.
5. Place the tray into your oven.
6. Start the oven with top and bottom heating at 79 degree Celsius for 3-4 hours.
7. This process slowly dries the mixture.
8. When you think that the moisture has been removed sufficiently, remove the tray.
10. Roll the strips and that is it!