Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake

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This installment of “Cooking with Christopher” is all about the whipped cream. How many kids have never enjoyed freshly made whipped cream — You mean it doesn’t come in a tub?! The key to success is a combination of ingredients and technique. Always use heavy whipping cream and take the time to chill your bowl and beaters. It makes a huge difference . . . believe me! You can use a whisk to beat the mixture by hand, but for a quicker and less tiring method try using an electric mixer, a food processor, or my favorite – an immersion blender. Beat the ingredients together until stiff peaks form. If you over-whip your cream it will start to get stiff and clumpy. Don’t give up, just add a little bit more cream and things should smooth out nicely. This recipe can be put together easily — it is a perfect recipe for little ones to accomplish with supervision. I didn’t add any additional sugar to the strawberries. The doughnuts are plenty sweet already. Slice open the doughnuts, add a layer of whipped cream, some strawberries, more whipped cream and you are ready to serve. Enjoy this quick and easy dessert and find a little one to share in the preparation. More fun for everyone!


GLAZED DOUGHNUT STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (Serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 glazed doughnuts, halved horizontally
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced

Preparation

  1. Beat cream, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  2. Place the bottom half of one doughnut on a plate. Spoon 1/4 cup whipped cream onto the doughnut, arrange 1/4 of the sliced strawberries over the whipped cream, and then spoon another 1/4 cup whipped cream over the strawberries. Top with remaining doughnut half. Repeat with remaining doughnuts, cream, and strawberries.

~ from AllRecipes.com ~

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About Worth Stopping By . . .

I am a blogger who would rather talk than write. I enjoy traveling, family time, friends and food/fine dining. I have made some real efforts in the kitchen lately, and I blog in order to document and motivate myself to: 1.) fully use all of the fresh ingredients in my kitchen and 2.) cook healthy, creative meals.

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