Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake

I know that everyone is thinking about school and fall but, I am not willing to give up on summer yet.

This is my favorite summer dessert and although it is perfect finish to your grill party, it is elegant enough for any fancy dinner party. My husband says that I should to charge $15 a plate in "one of those swanky restaurants". The key to this dish is that the shortcake is grilled. So, you get a crunchy base for the strawberries to soak into. The whipped cream offers a smooth finish. It is light as air and it looks like it is floating on water here. Enjoy!


Ingredients:
6 store-bought short cakes
1 pint of strawberries, hulled and cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup sugar
4 oz whipped cream
Mint sprigs for garnish

Directions:
1. Heat strawberries and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat until a sauce is formed.

2. Grill the shortcakes on medium heat until it is lightly marked on both sides. It should be slightly crunchy but not burnt.

3. To assemble, place one grilled shortcake on a serving dish. Top this with a few scoops of the strawberry mixture. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a sprig of mint if desired.

Makes 6 Servings

11 comments:

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Mmmm... that looks nummy! Someday I'll have a grill again :)

Z's Mom said...

Oh....I love this dessert....and its not overly fattening either. YUMMY!!!! Look at your with your fancy mint leaf. ;)

Brian and Staci said...

We are TOTALLY trying this this Labor Day Weekend :) Have a great one!

Domestic Executive said...

Just stopped by from BATW - just luuuuv your blog. I so wish I could bake like you. I bake but they never quite turn out like the pictures say they should. Nevertheless, I've been inspired to keep going though. I'll definitely be back to peek in at all your homemade goods.

Julie (www.domestic-executive.com)

Aubrey said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
I have been craving strawberry shortcake the past couple weeks. I'm running out NOW to get the ingredients. I will come back and rave about it tomorrow!!

Thanks for visiting my place. It's always nice to have a kindrid spirit!!

Scrapping Servant said...

Oh! that looks so yummy I wish you could just bring one over so I don't have to make it myself :o)

And no, I don't think tackling comments counts, but I do think it affects our tackling effectiveness, lol!

Teri said...

That looks SO yummy. I know my kids will devour it.

Frizzy and Bird said...

I'll take one of those please with extra strawberries for my daughter and cream for my hubby. This is one of my favorites to make but I've never grilled it. NEXT TIME! Yum!

Lady Dorothy said...

This sounds like a perfect dessert for Labor Day! I've grilled fruit before to get that carmelized sugar taste, but never thought about the shortcakes. Great idea!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

You are making me wish I had a grill!

Sherry said...

I wonder if you could make these in the broiler? Looks delish!!


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