Did you ever watch Strawberry Shortcake on TV? Or perhaps had those sweet smelling dolls whom all Strawberry Shortcake lovers claim to have had (except me)? You see, rather than idolizing Barbie, it was her I loved. Every character was named after a particular food item, Angel Cake, Orange Marmalade, Apple Dumpling etc. It was kind of ironic how much I always wanted to make this British treat. And since it was named after the best cartoon ever, I was down for it.
The recipe I used was from the cookbook, Cook Step by Step. It was plainly the most sophisticated desert I ever tried my hands on. Firstly there is a layer of warm buttery biscuits baked till brown and crunchy, then came the tangy strawberries from the freezer, which sat on the counter for a few minutes dusted with sugar. However, the perfection was taken to another level with a layer of freshly whipped cream having a heavenly texture with a hint of sugar and vanilla and topped with another big fat disk of biscuit, dusted with icing sugar. Not only this, there was the amazing strawberry coulis spooned around. As you dig in, your fork discovers different textures and flavors and you just can’t help but wipe the plate clean with your fingers.
My go to trick for food photography is, that if your dish looks really good in sight, it will photograph well too. Not only
Just reminiscing, I am transported to the moment, weeks ago, when I baked, assembled, photographed and ate the dessert. And I had to give the British credit for their amazing teatime treats, and the rich history cultivating every recipe. You can find the recipe here where I guest posted for the amazing ladies. All in all, you won’t regret making this, like ever.
Wrapping this up, I should say I am starting classes tomorrow and I need lots of prayers. Remember me okay?