Strawberry Shortcake
Posted: 16 May 2009 11:49 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Wow, this has been a busy baking week!  Here’s Rose’s strawberry shortcake, it was incredibly delicious.  I don’t have a photo of a slice because there was none left over!

The components are Golden Butter Cream Cake (which really tastes like strawberry shortcake, not sure how to describe it other than to say it tastes more like shortcake than any I have ever tasted, yum).  The layer was easy to make and I didn’t even have to torte it.  Next time, though, I need to remember cake strips with this one.  It is topped with a layer of stabilized whipped cream (stabilized with cornstarch), and fresh strawberries.  I had some of Rose’s strawberry puree left in the freezer from the Strawberry Maria, so I made a cassava starch glaze for the berries and served the rest on the side as a sauce.  The sauce really made the cake, all things considered it was the best strawberry shortcake I ever had.  It received many compliments.

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Posted: 16 May 2009 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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YUm that looks sooo delicious

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Posted: 16 May 2009 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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That looks sooo good, Julie!  Was it for a special occasion, it is certainly fit for one! tongue rolleye

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Posted: 16 May 2009 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks so much for the kind words, Ski and Jeanette!  The occasion wasn’t terribly special- book group- but everyone was hankering to have summery things.  It was a bit early in the season, we sat outside for a while and had the strawberry shortcake, but before long we were all too cold and needed to move inside.  At least the food was reminiscent of summer!

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Posted: 16 May 2009 03:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Looks delicious Julie! Lovely presentation.

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Posted: 16 May 2009 05:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I love the way you layered the strawberries…. your cake is beautiful!  What is cassava starch glaze?

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Posted: 16 May 2009 06:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Looks fantastic.  I made the exact same thing last week, as a gift for my mom for Mother’s Day, but I made old fashioned whipped cream, and no glaze.  She conveniently had to leave before dessert so she took the cake home with her before I could sneak a piece.  She and my Dad raved about it.  I guess I’ll just have to make another one for myself!

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Posted: 16 May 2009 07:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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That’s too funny Gia.  Moms sure can be crafty.  LOL

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Posted: 16 May 2009 07:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I think cassava starch would be the same as tapioca flour or finely ground tapioca. Tapioca is made from cassava roots.

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Posted: 16 May 2009 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Julie,

That looks divine! I just bought a big bucket of strawberries at the Farmer’s Market this morning. I may have to make the shortcake!!

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Posted: 16 May 2009 10:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Yes, cassava starch is the same thing as tapioca starch (ground fine, no pearls). 

Rose has a recipe for homemade glaze on p. 612 of the Pie/Pastry Bible, you can use cornstarch or cassava, and choose the juice or puree that best goes with your fruit.  It is just something that is a little longer lasting and is more customized than warming jelly to brush over the fruit.  This fruit would have been fine without, but it’s used to add shine, a little sweetness and sometimes color, depending on what you choose.  I had the puree leftover in the freezer, so it took only a few minutes to add a little sugar and a bit of starch and boil it it the microwave. 

Thanks for all the kind words, they make me smile!

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Posted: 16 May 2009 11:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Julie, that looks absolutely delicious!! The Golden Butter Cream cake is a huge favorite with everyone in my house.

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Posted: 18 May 2009 03:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Absolutely beautiful presentation.  I love the golden butter cream cake… will definitely give this combo a try!

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Posted: 18 May 2009 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Thanks, Patrincia, nice to hear your voice! 

What other ways do you all like to serve the Golden Butter Cream Cake?

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Posted: 19 May 2009 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Believe it or not, my family loves it just plain. The flavor is just sooo yummy!! But I will try your combo of whipped cream & strawberries when I can find decent local ones at the market.

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Posted: 19 May 2009 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Plain sounds good, they might make lovely madelines (though without the hump).

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