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For those who will still be here, Celebrate!

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:15 AM
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Today is National Strawberries and Cream Day

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Trivia Tidbit:
During the two weeks of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in  London, the facility will serve 2 million strawberries and 1820 gallons of cream for it's signature strawberries and cream dessert.


Strawberry Cream Cake




A store bought pound cake or angel food cake

Strawberry Filling
2 pounds fresh strawberries (medium or large, about 2 quarts), washed, dried, and stemmed
4 - 6 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Kirsch (I substituted marischino cherry juice)
Pinch table salt

Whipped Cream
8 ounces cream cheese , room temperature
1/2 cup sugar (3 1/2 ounces)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon table salt
2 cups heavy cream


FOR THE STRAWBERRY FILLING: Halve 24 of best-looking berries and reserve. Quarter remaining berries; toss with 4 to 6 tablespoons sugar (depending on sweetness of berries) in medium bowl and let sit 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Strain juices from berries and reserve (you should have about 1/2 cup). In workbowl of food processor fitted with metal blade, give macerated berries five 1-second pulses (you should have about 1 1/2 cups). In small saucepan over medium-high heat, simmer reserved juices and Kirsch until syrupy and reduced to about 3 tablespoons, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour reduced syrup over macerated berries, add pinch of salt, and toss to combine. Set aside

 FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM: Place cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and salt in bowl of standing mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Whisk at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes, scraping down bowl with rubber spatula as needed. Reduce speed to low and add heavy cream in slow, steady stream; when almost fully combined, increase speed to medium-high and beat until mixture holds stiff peaks, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes more, scraping bowl as needed (you should have about 4 1/2 cups).

 TO ASSEMBLE THE CAKE: Using large serrated knife, slice cake into three even layers. Place bottom layer on cardboard round or cake plate and arrange ring of 20 strawberry halves, cut sides down and stem ends facing out, around perimeter of cake layer. Pour one half of pureed berry mixture (about 3/4 cup) in center, then spread to cover any exposed cake. Gently spread about one-third of whipped cream (about 1 1/2 cups) over berry layer, leaving 1/2-inch border from edge. Place middle cake layer on top and press down gently (whipped cream layer should become flush with cake edge). Repeat with 20 additional strawberry halves, remaining berry mixture, and half of remaining whipped cream; gently press last cake layer on top. Spread remaining whipped cream over top; decorate with remaining cut strawberries. Serve, or chill for up to 4 hours.
http://mysisterskitchen2009.blogspot.com/2009/04/strawberry-cream-cake.html

Do you have a favorite way to eat strawberries and cream?

       


by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:15 AM
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Liansmommie
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:17 AM

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Liansmommie
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:17 AM

http://www.microwaverecipe.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/pineapple-strawberry-dessert.jpg

Liansmommie
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:17 AM

http://img.foodnetwork.com/FOOD/2003/10/29/tm1c64_strawberries_cream_lg.jpg

Liansmommie
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:17 AM

http://eatfamilystyles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/kent-strawberries-with-jersey-cream.jpg

Liansmommie
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:18 AM

http://ww-recipes.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/weight-watchers-berries-salad-with-whipped-ricotta-cream-recipe.jpg

mallowcup17
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:18 AM

now i am hungry and it is 1 am damn you....o wait :-P

Liansmommie
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:18 AM

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Liansmommie
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:18 AM

http://andreasrecipes.com/photos/Strawberries_cream_macaroons5.jpg

Liansmommie
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:19 AM

http://www.foodmayhem.com/uploaded_images/Strawberry-Whipped-Cream-Cake-797070.JPG

Family4Eternity
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:23 AM

 eating YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing.

 

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