vendredi, octobre 06, 2006

Strawberry Shortcake

Pictures speak a thousand words. The method for making Strawberry Shortcake is similar to the Tiramisu and as usual I prefer not to use raw eggs in my no-bake baking. The cake's not very pretty as I am very lousy in slicing fruits and it was a mistake using a round mold when the boudoirs were rectangular in shape. But otherwise it turned out just great. The cream was nice and stiff.

Boudoirs (you could also replace them with 2 layers of sponge cake)
Fresh Strawberries (either sliced thinly or just into halves - depending on how you want the cake decorated)
Cream for whipping (has to be whipped stiff)
Mascapone (1 tub)
2 Tbsps Sugar
2 drops each of Vanilla and Almond Essence
Grand Marnier, Rhum or Cognac (optional)
Cocoa Powder (optional)
Fresh Mint

PS : No need to wet the boudoirs beforehand as the fruit plus cream usually would soak them as the cake sets. Refrigerate for a day before serving.

2 commentaires:

cookies_cream a dit…

Hey there, got stumbled upon your food blog. :) May I ask the cream for whipping is heavy whipping cream is it? The strawberry shortcake makes me wanna have a big bite on it. :)

Beau Lotus a dit…

Yeap every bite is a sin. Whipping cream is best heavy and very cold.