Thursday, March 31, 2011

april fools

I always hated April Fools day, even as a kid. I just hate being made fun of. I'm very uptight that way. I'm not one to play tricks on people either. But it's a holiday, and I just must celebrate it! So no fish, no fake whatever. But just simple, simple April Fools.

Could a dessert be simpler? I've had fruit and whipped cream many times, but it's the first time that I combine the two and have an actual fool. It tastes the way you would think. Fruit and cream. But the addition of a bit of sour cream to it makes it different. Really good. And after taking the pics, I crumbled a store bought meringue nest into mine to make a Mess. Now that was good. Especially since my strawberries and my whipped cream weren't too sweet. Yum. A great way to use the last of the strawberries I had stashed in the freezer last summer! Can't wait for June!

Strawberry April Fools

frozen strawberries, thawed

1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp sugar

In a small pot, bring the strawberries to a boil. Put a spoonful of cornstarch in a small bowl and add enough water to dissolve it. Add some of the cornstarch slurry to the strawberries, little by little, letting it thicken before adding more, until desired consistency is achieved. Chill in the fridge.

In a medium bowl, combine cream, sour cream, vanilla and sugar. With a hand mixer, mix on low speed until slightly thickened, then at medium speed until thick, and at high speed until the mixture holds stiff peaks.

Fold strawberries into the whipped cream, and crumble in meringue nest if desired.


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