Monday, June 11, 2007

'Tis the season
--Strawberries with Swedish Cream

Strawberries with Swedish Cream
How to Cook Everything Copyright 1998

1 cup heavy cream
½ cup sour cream I used lite sour cream
Sugar or honey to taste I used sugar
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier, Amaretto, or other liqueur, optional I didn't use this
1 quart strawberries, washed, hulled and left whole

1. Whip the sweet cream until it holds soft peaks, then fold in the sour cream; add sugar to taste and liqueur if you like.
2. Place the berries in four to six bowls or stemmed glasses and top with the cream.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

I got the cutest local strawberries at the auction. The would have been perfect for a strawberry tart and I looked over several recipes but in the end, I just didn't have the time, nor could I afford to have a strawberry tart sitting around and tempting me. I actually quartered this recipe and made myself a single serving.

The sour cream adds a slight bit of tang to the cream. There's really no reason to dress up great strawberries any more than this. This picture doesn't do those strawberries justice. They were the best looking strawberries that I've seen in years.

So my cookbook guy did leave the auction like he told me he was going to but, I found another guy on the other side. He had better prices too. I got Martha Stewart's classic Entertaining for 2 bucks (no dust cover). I doubt I'll be trying many recipes from that book but it's fun to look back at the 80s.

Blast From The Past: Whole-Wheat Strawberry Muffins from September 2006. These were great muffins but would I dare use my best strawberries in muffins?

Question of the Day: What's your favorite strawberry recipe?


Anonymous said...

I'm not a strawberry fan at all, but due to the pleading of my family, I make a strawberry cake which they devour.


Anonymous said...

Definitely perfect for the season! Delicious.

Sara said...

We have got some amazing strawberries from the organic store this year, the best in recent memory. we've just been eating them plain.

Wanda said...

I really don't make anything with strawberries. Sometimes my husband will buy them, plus those little shortcakes in a pkg. and some Cool Whip and we'll have strawberry short cake.

Although it's not a 'recipe' either, I guess my favorite thing is something my two grandsons and I had the other day. I bought strawberries and we had them with individual saucers with a dollop of sour cream to dip them in, and then brown sugar to roll them in.

I got that years ago when Burt Reynolds was the big heartthrob and there was an article about him in some magazine with him giving the recipes for a meal he prepared in his home. LOL! The main dish was some kind of marinated, grilled steak. Then the strawberries were dessert. I don't remember the rest.

Anonymous said...

Yum, it may just be the one you posted! I'll have to go try it out.

Anonymous said...

Oooh I love strawberry desserts! My favorite recipes from the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook are the Strawberry Tart, Quick Strawberry Napoleons, Strawberry Shortcakes, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, Strawberry Ice Cream, Strawberry Topping, and Strawberry Refrigerator Jam. The jam is so good, it might be my favorite! From Cook's Country, the Strawberry Dream Cake and Icebox Strawberry Pie. From Cook's Illustrated, the Fresh Strawberry Pie. And my mom's Strawberry Dip - just cream cheese, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla, to dip fresh strawberries into.

The word strawberry is starting to look really strange to me now - I think I typed it too many times - lol.

I still want to try the Strawberry Scones recipe from Cook's Country and the Fresh Strawberry Mousse recipe from Cook's Illustrated. Oooh those scones sound especially good!