Sweet Cooking

Simple Strawberry Dessert

In Cakes & Cupcakes, Fruit on June 11, 2010 at 1:34 am

I made Strawberries with Orange-Ricotta Cream today. I love this dessert for a few reasons:

1. It’s make ahead – and that is critical for desserts. Who wants to get up from the table after a great meal and scurry around the kitchen?

2. It’s simple and easy to make.

3. It’s light. After a big meal, a light dessert can be a nice way to end the evening. And light desserts are especially great this time of year.

4. It looks elegant and tastes delicious.

5. This recipe is flexible. It would double easily, you can substitute lemon for orange, add other berries, etc.

Make this dessert and take it to a dinner party with you this weekend!

Just a few ingredients. Throw them in the blender! Except for the strawberries - they go on last.

This is the cream out of the blender. It's made of ricotta cheese, vanilla yogurt, a tiny bit of sugar, vanilla extract and a little orange zest.

What you do with it from here is up to you. I chose to drizzle the cream over some pound cake and topped it with fresh strawberries. You could also buy pre-made shortcakes at the grocery. They even sell them in chocolate now. Wouldn’t that be delicious!

The pound cake is called "Million Dollar Pound Cake" - see my previous post about it. The blog entry is filed under "cakes".

If you want to keep it really simple, just layer fresh strawberries and the cream in a martini glass. Looks beautiful!

You could also do this in a champagne saucer.By the way, I ate this for breakfast. It's very, very tasty!

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