I was home from vacation for exactly 10 hours (8 of which I was sleeping) before my beloved Kitchen Aid mixer was whirring at full speed. I took a little bit of a break from cooking while I was on vacation but once I got home - I was ready to fill my kitchen with sweet treats again. It might be hard to believe but the fact that cooking and baking has become my source of income, hasn't taken any of the fun out of it - I'm still in my happy place when I'm making a mess in the kitchen. I love the fact that I get paid to do a job that I love.
I don't realize how much I miss my daily baking tasks until I quit doing them for a while. Baking is my creative outlet - it's my source of creativity - and it's my stress relief. | think it's actually therapeutic for me to be in the kitchen. It doesn't matter whether it's healthy meals for my family or sweets for the cafe - cooking keeps me sane.
My first dessert after a week of being away from my kitchen - frozen strawberry pie. FROZEN STRAWBERRY PIE!!!
Frozen Strawberry Pie
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 Tablespoons sugar
5 Tablespoons butter
1 pound frozen strawberries, thawed
1 Tablespoon lime zest
juice from 2 limes
14 ounce can condensed milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
While crust cools - prepare filling. Place strawberries, lime zest, lime juice and condensed milk in food processor and blend until smooth.
Spoon filling into crust and freeze for at least 4 hours.
Decorate with additional whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
Frozen strawberry pie is a perfectly refreshing treat for hot summer days.
If you prefer something a little neater and easier to serve - make mini strawberry pies in muffin cups.
No matter how you serve it - you just can't go wrong with frozen strawberry pie. It's super easy to make - it's deliciously refreshing and it's pretty. That makes this dessert a trifecta of summer perfection.
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