Basil Infused Strawberry Filling. .help!!!

Baking By forheavenscake Updated 15 Feb 2012 , 4:16pm by forheavenscake

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forheavenscake Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 9:28pm
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Hi everyone,

I have had a request for a basil infused strawberry filling. Ummm, does anyone have any idea on how to "infuse" basil into a strawberry filling. My usual filling consists of cut up fresh strawberries mixed with Marzetti's strawberry glaze (super easy, but delicious!!!).

Should I cook some fresh basil with a simple syrup and mix it into the filling?

Any help or ideas are appreciated and NEEDED!!! Wedding is this coming saturday so I gotta figure something out soon. LOL

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FromScratchSF Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 9:45pm
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Nuthin like waiting till the last minute icon_biggrin.gif

That's exactly what I would do, make a basil simple syrup and use a little bit at a time. Basil is very strong... Only use fresh basil, do not use dried. Make sure you strain after it's done to get your bits out.

Good luck icon_biggrin.gif

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forheavenscake Posted 15 Feb 2012 , 2:32pm
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Thanks! My only concern with the syrup is that it will make the filling to runny. Do you think it will be ok?

The only other thought I had was to take the gel filling itself and bring it to a boil and steep the basil directly into the filling and then strain out the bits and pieces?

what do you think?

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FromScratchSF Posted 15 Feb 2012 , 4:01pm
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Since you will fresh fruit why don't you just brush your cake in the basil simple syrup?

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forheavenscake Posted 15 Feb 2012 , 4:16pm
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That's not a bad idea either!

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