roasted strawberry, orange + pink peppercorn popsicles {a guest post}

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roasted strawberry, orange + pink peppercorn popsicles

I know it’s winter and no I’m no completely mad… but I did just write a guest post for my lovely friend Sarah over at The Vanilla Bean Blog (she’s from the states… where it’s summer. So see I’m not mad after all eh?). You can read the full post for these awesome popsicles (aka ice-blocks/icy-poles) here and/or grab the recipe below. And if you are from NZ/Australia you might want to bookmark this recipe for when our summer finally rolls around 🙂 xx.

roasted strawberry, orange + pink peppercorn popsicles

roasted strawberry, orange + pink peppercorn popsicles
Unrefined raw sugar, brown rice syrup or honey can be used in place of the maple syrup if preferred. I used 1 teaspoon of pink peppercorns because I didn’t want to freak my kids out, but had I been making them all for myself I’d go the full 2 teaspoons. If you can’t find pink peppercorns sold separately, you should be able to find them in a pack of mixed peppercorns and just pick them out.  
Makes 4

500g (just over 1 lb) strawberries, hulled
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
the finely grated zest of 1 orange
1-2 teaspoons pink peppercorns, finely ground
a good pinch fine sea salt

Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl, transfer to a lipped baking tray or oven-proof dish and roast for 25 minutes or until strawberries are tender and their juices have been released. Remove from the oven and cool.
Transfer berries and their juices to a blender and blend until smooth. Spoon into popsicle moulds, snap on the lids and freeze. If using wooden sticks freeze popsicles for an hour until partially frozen before inserting sticks. Freeze 4 hours or overnight.
Run moulds briefly under warm water to help release the popsicles.

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6 Comments

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    The InTolerant Chef ™
    July 30, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Strawberries are just starting to come down in price, so if it's sunny this weekend I just might be tempted….as long as the temperature isn't in the minuses! 🙂

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    thelittleloaf
    July 30, 2013 at 11:21 am

    These look absolutely stunning! Heading over to Sarah's beautiful blog now to check them out 🙂

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    Sarah | The Sugar Hit
    July 31, 2013 at 5:33 am

    When will it be time for popsicles again? WHEN?

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      emma
      July 31, 2013 at 6:57 am

      You could just be crazy like us and make them now, in the freezing cold 😉 xx

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    Emma Little
    August 1, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Thanks for a lovely inspirational blog.
    Emx

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    Colette Joseph
    August 5, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Love the peppercorns – must taste very interesting.

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