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I must admit I love shopping. It’s not the act of buying anything, I mean who likes spending money? But I love just looking around and browsing. So I especially love big stores like Target where you can look at electronics, clothes, groceries, and furniture all in the same store.
One night I ended up in the book section with some time to spare. So I pulled out one of Martha Stewart’s baking books and took a seat. Yes, I just sat down in the middle of an aisle in a Target and flipped through a book. Probably a silly sight, but I have no shame when it comes to me and my baking obsession.
I found a recipe for a strawberry buttercream (or maybe it was some other berry). I saw that she used jam to make the berry flavor. I’m sure there were other special things in the recipe, but that was enough information I needed.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3-1/2 cup strawberry jam or jelly (seedless, or strain it)
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream if needed
1. Beat butter until lightened in color.
2. Strain jam or jelly to make smooth. You will need to push it through with a spoon and be patient!
3. Add jam/jelly to butter and mix well.
4. Add in powdered sugar until you reach the desired taste. You can also add some vanilla extract or milk if you need to.