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11.30.2010

What are you going to make for dessert this holiday season? Every one loves strawberry shortcakes and strawberry parfaits. The red and white colors of the ingredients perfectly match that of classic holiday colors. Try making your strawberry shortcake in a large square and simply cut out small circles the size of a quarter. Place on silver spoons and voila you have a festive sweet treat. You can also layer the ingredients in tall shot glasses and present strawberry parfaits.


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Strawberry Shortcake Spoons

Ingredients
2 1/2 cup Biscuit Mix
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 qt strawberries, cut in wedges, sweetened
Fresh Whipped Cream
Optional: present on asian spoons, decorative dessert spoons, etc.

Directions
Mix all ingredients except strawberries and whipped cream until soft dough forms. Spread in ungreased square pan, 8 x 8 x 2 inch or round pan, 8 x 1 1/2 inches. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes, cut out quarter size rounds. Split each piece horizontally.
Place a few drops of strawberry juice from prepared strawberries in spoon. Top with a strawberry wedge, top with a biscuit round, add a small dollop of whipped cream, and repeat. Top off with a tiny piece of mint.
Top with whipped cream

Strawberry Parfait

Ingredients
4 cups sliced strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup amaretti cookie crumbs ( like stella doro breakfast treats)
1/2 cup whipped topping ( you should make, but can buy)

Directions
Place strawberry slices and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth.
Combine ricotta, cream cheese, powdered sugar, water, and vanilla in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk.
Spoon 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs into each of the parfait glasses. Top each portion with 2 tablespoons strawberry puree, , and 3 tablespoons ricotta mixture; repeat the layers.



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Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair (December 1, 2010 at 1:01 PM)  

ooh thanks for these - i'll be trying this - they look yummy!
Rachie xo

Jen @ Passion-for-Parties.com (December 1, 2010 at 5:41 PM)  

Mmmm! These look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing! :)

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