Monday, June 1, 2020

Strawberry Cream Shortcake

I love light, fluffy, fruity desserts. Makes me think of the jello and whipped cream dishes my grandma used to make. This Strawberry Cream Shortbread is from King Arthur Flour and is a fancy, grown up jello-whipped cream dessert.
Instead of me mashing together some scoops of jello and Cool Whip in a bowl (a favorite childhood dessert in the summer), this is real whipped cream, pureed strawberries, and a homemade crust in a springform pan. Plus some gelatin.
This is easy to make. I think the most difficult part is getting that darn ring secured to the bottom with the bottom straight, not on a slant. It's a very old springform, around 40 years old, so it can be temperamental. The strawberry-cream mixture filled our 9" round springform. The finished dessert had about 4 hours in the refrigerator before we pulled off the springform ring.
It's light and cool. Good strawberry flavor. A pretty pink color. Not too filling.
I'd make this again. It's a great warm weather dessert.

Recipe: Strawberry Cream Shortbread

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