I thought this was an interesting way to use strawberries for a light dessert. Recipe source: local newspaper
- Bring water and sugar to a boil and cook until clear and sugar is dissolved (2-3 minutes). Let syrup cool briefly and add basil. Set aside to steep and cool.
- Wash strawberries, removing and discarding caps and then cut into quarters (or sixths if you have huge berries).
- Cut away the orange peel from the oranges, and then cut oranges into sections.
- Put the strawberries and orange pieces (and orange juice) in a bowl. Toss. Pour syrup over fruit. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
I need to redo my review. This is fantastic! It actually lasted my husband and me three days, and it tasted better each day. I will certainly make it again.
This was very refreshing!I did add fresh ginger root & orange zest to the syrup. Thanks Ellie for a great recipe.