So...I was going to save this quick little recipe for Sweet Saturday, but I think I can find something else to post then (and let's hope I actually do post!). I made this simple little strawberry dessert when my parents visited us as our first official dinner guests. My mom actually made the dinner, a delicious roast curried chicken with potatoes and carrots, so I decided to whip something up for afterwards.
Here it is, and it's not exactly healthy, but there's less sugar in it than some cakes. You can make it healthier if you can find some whole wheat ladyfingers (maybe at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods? Don't have those fabulous places by me).
Strawberry Cream Tiramisu
1 cup fresh strawberries thinly sliced
1 1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
16 ladyfinger biscuits
Pour 1 cup of cream into a large bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. Mix in the vanilla extract and sugar. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of cream into a shallow dish wide enough to hold at least one ladyfinger. Have a separate casserole dish or cake tray ready to place the biscuits on that is long enough to line eight of the biscuits on. Carefully dip each ladyfinger into the cream, allowing to soak for about a minute each, and then place onto the tray like in the picture below, only making one row and not two (make two rows if you want to make eight servings).
|Photo credit: cookwithsara.blogspot.com|
If I had known how awesome this was going to turn out, I would've taken step-by-step pictures!
Next, layer some of the whipped cream on top of the cream-dipped biscuits, then put a layer of the sliced strawberries on top of that. Add a little more whipped cream on top of the strawberries to help the next layer of ladyfingers stick on top, but don't add too much unless you like A LOT of whipped cream! Dip the remaining eight ladyfingers into the rest of the cream (add more cream if needed) and repeat the whipped cream and strawberries layering process. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving for best results. Voilá- dessert!
This is super simple to make and should be a hit with everyone. It takes less than thirty minutes to make and best of all- no baking! Anyone can make it, really! This was a hit with everyone at our little dinner party. Lily loves anything with strawberries in it :) Who doesn't?
Strawberries are super awesome for so many reasons. First of all, they are one of my fave fruits. Secondly, they have high amounts of vitamin C in them. Thirdly, they also provide anti-inflammatory support, anti-oxidant protection, and improved blood-sugar regulation! Sweet!
This is a great spring/summer treat and I hope you like it!
Plus, here are some pictures of the new house, as promised. Interior is still not quite ready to be presented, so I hope you are all happy with these exterior ones for now :)
|love the happy daffodils :)|
The weather has been so nice (at least is was) and Lily was really enjoying it.
|the wind was so strong on Monday that it blew that pink tent you see in the background right away!|
|getting a driveway put in soon too|
|She sure loves pushing her stroller around, whether dolly is in it or not|
|don't mind the mess of boxes back there :P|
There you have it. We are now in a quiet little suburban town. It's a nice change from our previous more urban town that we were starting to feel less safe in. Lily is quite happy :)
I'll have another fun recipe for Friday, so be sure to check back!