Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I love berries. I especially love fresh strawberries. They are the perfect combination of sweet and juicy with that little hint of tartness. They just taste like summer to me.
But even strawberries, in their mouth-watering perfection, can be tweeked just a bit to become a masterpiece.
This is the recipe that will raise strawberries to a new level. These berries are filled with a rich, buttery cream filling. We're not talking plain ole' whipped cream from a can; we're talking heavy cream, marscapone cheese, vanilla...wonderful, amazing ingredients that elevate the strawberry to a work of art.
It's impressive; fancy; visually appealing....
And it's easy. So incredibly easy, my friends. Plus, with only five ingredients, it won't break the bank. I adapted this from a recipe at http://www.joyofbaking.com/ They have some amazing stuff over there; you should check it out some time. But first...
Here's what you need to round up:
Marscapone is a creamy, buttery Italian cheese that is related to cream cheese. It's usually used in tiramisu, but I absolutely love it in this recipe.
To get things started, toss the marscapone and the cream into your mixer.
Give it a good mix...
Add the vanilla and sugar
And continue whipping until the mixture starts to form soft peaks.
When you pull your beater out of the bowl, you want a nice peak that bends over just like that. It means you've reached cream-filling perfection.
Hope you get a chance to try these soon!
1/3 cup Marscapone cheese
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
10-12 large strawberries
Whip cheese and cream together until soft peaks form. Add in sugar and vanilla, blend until incorporated. Cut an X in the strawberries almost until you reach the bottom. Fill a pastry bag or ziplock with cream mixture. Fill berries with cream. Enjoy!