Thursday, June 16, 2011
Dear God And An In Season Strawberry Dessert
Dear TBHITW (Jim),
If I could sit across the porch from God, I'd thank Him for lending me you.
Strawberries are in season right now here in the Northeast. What could be more wonderful? I spent today, a glorious day filled with light and azure skies, picking strawberries with my grand littles.
I give you a refreshing, light, and oh so good dessert; perfect for entertaining or transporting to a neighborhood BBQ.
Strawberries with sweetened cream: serves a crowd
24 fresh strawberries
One eight ounce package of lite cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped (optional)
Wash and dry the berries. Slice the stem end off the strawberries so that they can sit upright. Then, make an X in the pointed end of each berry. Set aside.
Using a hand mixer, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until combined.
Scoop the cheese mixture into a piping bag. Pipe the cheese into the center of each cross cut strawberry; filling all the way to the top. Finish with a flourish. Sprinkle the tops with a bit of finely chopped nuts. Serve Chilled.
As always, Bon Appetite.