For those that have attending the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival over the past three years will recognize this dish – Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries. These sweet strawberries can be enjoyed at the Lotus House in front of the China Pavilion. These make a great snack or healthy (well, healthier) dessert option. We love these in the summer!
Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries
16 strawberries, washed, stems removed, patted dry
16 6-inch bamboo skewers
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- Line a sheet pan with wax paper and set aside. Thread strawberries, 1 each, on skewers.
- Dissolve sugar in water in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring well. Don’t stir while mixture cooks to 315° F, about 10 to 20 minutes. Stir in sesame seeds, mixing well. Remove from heat
- Quickly dip strawberries, rolling to cover; let excess drip off berry. (The faster you dip, the thinner the coat of candy shell). Place on wax paper. Serve when completely cooled. Enjoy within an hour or two, as moisture of berries quickly makes candy shell sticky.