Monday, 11 June 2012

Day 32: Strawberries with amaretti

Okay, don’t give me a hard time about this but tonight’s recipe took a total of 10 minutes to prepare and no cooking time. However, it still counts as a recipe! In fairness, I didn’t make any desserts on Saturday or Sunday so one was on the cards. Also, it was a Monday evening so forgive me for taking one of my home-made frozen dinners out for tonight. For quite a number of years, I’ve gotten into the habit of freezing a portion of many of the dishes I make and then stick them in the freezer for evenings when I’m late home or simply can’t be bothered to make a big dinner. Yes. I too have those evenings. Evenings just like this evening.

Tonight it was the turn of a dessert called Strawberries with amaretti. Step 1: Whip cream. Step 2: Put amaretti biscuits into a freezer bag and batter the living daylights out of them with a rolling pin (a good de-stressor!). Okay, maybe not too much of a battering as you don’t want them to be tiny. Step 3: Slice strawberries and toss them in caster sugar. Step 5: Pile the stuff into bowls in layers of cream, biscuit, strawberries and repeat. Step 6: Nom nom nom.
The verdict…

I really enjoyed this quick dessert. Sure how could I go wrong with fresh cream and strawberries? Totally yum whilst still contributing to my 5-a-day. A winner. I’d give the recipe 7 marks out of 10. Strangely enough, Dear Son didn’t like it. It must’ve been the amaretti biscuits he didn’t like and I didn’t even use the amaretto liqueur which is in the recipe. Dear Husband won’t be back until late tonight but assures me that he is still going to eat the dessert then so I will report back tomorrow on his verdict.

In conclusion, the next time I’m making food for lots of people, I’m going to make these as one of the desserts as they can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 6 hours. I definitely think that people tend to forget how beautiful strawberries and cream are together because they are something which have been around for years so together with the amaretti biscuits, it adds a lovely twist to the traditional version.

So there you go. Another recipe done and enjoyed – by me anyway. Highly recommended for your next get-together. A recipe that will give you a head start on the food before your guests arrive. In the meantime though, all you have to do is stay away from the fridge…(!)

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