Believe it or not, I’ve never made the Strawberry rendition of the IMBC. So…I’m making the strawberry sauce/puree and am a bit confused (TCB version, btw). In the IMBC directions, it says to add up to 3/4 c. lightly sweetened strawberry puree. Here’s the confusing part (for me, anyway). In the strawberry sauce/puree recipe, the berries are strained and the juice is concentrated and added back to the pureed strawberries (with optional sugar). What does Rose mean by the lightly sweetened puree?
Do I add sugar to the pureed berries and NOT add the reduced juice? OR do I add the sugar to the pureed berries and also add the reduced juices? I recall finding this unclear with the raspberry puree as well because she calls the recipe a puree and a sauce and I interpret her version of “sauce” to mean the puree, juices, and sugar and her version of “puree” to mean puree, juices, and NO sugar. So when she calls for “lightly sweetened puree”, I am confused!