Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Strawberry Tapereen: A Jude Original



Strawberry Tapoween    noun      /stro ber E, Tap-O-ween/      A delicious dish created by Jude Via in 2016.  It has a similar texture to cobbler or crisp recipes.  Ingredients may vary.

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About a year ago Jude began joking around about making this special dish he called, "Strawberry Tapereen".  When he would pretend to cook it would ALWAYS be Strawberry Tapereen. And of course, it was always delicious!

We actually had a hard time figuring out what it was actually called because, toddlers saying R's don't really work.  But finally, after much distress from Jude, we figured out how to actually say it the way he says it was meant to be said.

This dish was always a pretend thing, until one day when he insisted that he needed to actually MAKE his recipe come to life.

He has spent enough time in the kitchen with me, Josh and Rainy to know his way around and figure out the key ingredients to pure yumminess.

The problem with Strawberry Tapereen is that I typically don't have fresh strawberries on hand and he has to substitute the strawberries for bananas, which actually turns out to be my favorite version of his recipe!

Today he wanted to gift me with a blended creation of the two (strawberries AND bananas) for my birthday and it was fabulous!

For those of you curious as to how to bring this delicious recipe into your own kitchen I thought I'd share his recipe with you lucky enough to read this blog (don't worry, I asked him first;).

Strawberry Tapereen
according to Jude Via
(my actual estimation will be in parentheses)

3 Strawberries OR  1/2 Bananas OR BOTH (8 strawberries and/or 1/2 a banana)
4 scoops of Oats (about 1 toddler handful)
 1 scoop vanilla extract (1 tsp.  This is actually the only thing he DOES measure!)
2 scoops Baking Soda (about a tsp.)
3 scoops Cinnamon Sugar (it always spills out so it's a pretty hefty amount, lol)

Preheat oven to 0 degrees.
Blend all the ingredients in the mixer and spread out into a greased pan.
Place in the oven for 1-2 minutes (or until you just can't stand it anymore)

Enjoy in heaping spoonfuls!
(Don't let the looks of it fool you)

You're welcome:-)
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