Whenever I'm in New York, I try to squeeze in a trip to what I call the four B's — Bergdorf, Barneys, Bloomingdale's, and Bendel — if for nothing else, just to soak up New York fashion in all its splendor. While I'm in the neighborhood, I love to stop by Serendipity3, another Upper East Side institution known for its madcap glamour, for a little refreshment.While I haven't had the restaurant's $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate, a friend did gift me the cookbook one year, and it includes some whimsical creations that I've turned to time and time again. For instance, if you flip for strawberry shortcake, you'll gravitate toward this delightful tower of whipped cream and glazed cherries, anchored by a crumbly little tea cake. There's no better way to enjoy cooked cherries. To re-create it in your kitchen, read more.
If you asked me to choose between blackberries, blueberries, tayberries, raspberries, or any other type of berry, it'd be virtually impossible for me to pick just one, for I simply love them all. But, perhaps because I grew up eating them as a child, when it comes to dessert cravings, I tend to gravitate toward sweets that feature strawberries.
One evening, I had an intense craving for strawberry shortcake. I'm not referring to the sponge cake variety with layers — although I love that, too — but rather the classic version with macerated berries and whipped cream sandwiched between flaky, buttery shortcake. Since this type is surprisingly unavailable in restaurants (I've only been able to locate it at the Cheesecake Factory and Whole Foods), I made my own. The end result? Well, it was far more satisfying than anything I could've bought. Find out for yourself
After a rich menu of caviar toasts and creamy potato-leek soup, serve guests a classic dessert like shortcakes. In this recipe the beloved cake stack gets a Winter makeover. Fresh strawberries are replaced with roasted pears.
An easy, homemade toffee sauce adds a buttery warmth to the dish. Pillows of lightly whipped cream finish off the decadent, not-too-sweet dessert. To look at the simple recipe — it would be a divine finish to any Winter dinner party — read more
Ever since I spoke to Pat and Gina Neely, I've wanted to make their famous strawberry shortcut cake. Last weekend, I finally got around to making this divinely delicious dessert that combines vanilla cake with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and strawberry gelatin.
Gina's recipe uses a store-bought cake mix, but I had extra time so I made a vanilla cake from scratch. Thanks to the strawberry jello, the cake is super moist and insanely luscious. If you need a Spring dessert to feed a crowd, I highly recommend this cake. To check out the recipe, read more
Making a quick fix strawberry shortcake is as simple as layering angel food cake (which they conveniently place next to the strawberries), strawberries, and cool whip to create a super easy, rapid dessert. However, if you have the time and patience, I highly recommend making your own homemade version. Doughy warm shortcakes with juicy strawberries and a fluffy whipped cream will instantly melt in your mouth for a show-stopping, unbelievably delicious dessert.
Whether it's semi-homemade or fresh from your oven, strawberry shortcake is an excellent springtime dessert. To encourage that everyone give this dessert a go, I've found 2 recipes: one for the beginning cook and one for the expert - you'll find both after the break. Make which one fits your needs best, read more