What do you do when you want to infuse a recipe with strawberry flavor, but it so finnicky that adding extra liquid to the mix will render it pied-less. You have several options, go the Special K way like fellow foodie, Jenn @ defunktgourmet, buy some freeze dried strawberry powder from these guys or make your own. How hard can it be to make your own freeze dried strawberry powder, right ?
Run the strawberries through an oven and blend, slow baking in the oven and then freezing will do the trick.
1 lb of of strawberries
Preheat oven to the lowest setting you can set it at, mine was 150°F. Slice the strawberries into thin slices. An extra sharp knife would be great,but be careful with it. I have 9 stitches on right index finger that reminds me of this every time in the kitchen. Place the strawberry slices onto a parchment lines baking sheet and bake in the oven for 2-3 hrs or until dry.It all depends on your oven temperature. Take the strawberry slices out of the oven and place in the freezer for 10 minutes. When I tried grinding the slices in the coffee grinder without freezing, the grinder was complaining loudly. This trick helps freeze the little remaining moisture in the strawberry slices. Put the powder in air tight container and use at your convenience.