Friday, July 8, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake *Lauren Perry*

I did a fun little 4th of July treat with mason jars and strawberry shortcake :)

First, I am going to tell you the easy/quick way to make this. Later, I am going to post a homemade (to die for) pound cake recipe that you can use instead of the box (if you really want to be delicious and fancy)...

Easy Pound cake- Betty Crocker box... quick and easy... :)

Strawberries- wash and slice 1 container, add 1 tbs sugar and drizzle half a can of sweetened condensed milk (strawberries and cream effect)... let sit in fridge for an hour so the juices mix

Whipped cream- 1 quart heavy whipping cream, about 3/4 cup of sugar (go off of your taste preference), 1 tsp vanilla..... i also sliced and got the seeds out of a vanilla bean. I can taste a difference, but I don't think it is a must have ingredient (since vanilla beans can run you $10). Blend or mix in a mixer until stiff peaks form... refrigerate if serving immediately (within an hour or 2, otherwise put in freezer so that it doesn't melt)

Optional topping- I used The Pampered Chef Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle mix. You can also make your own little topping with about 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbs brown sugar, 1 tbs white sugar and 1 tbs raw sugar (the chunky crystals) and a dash of nutmeg..... mix in a bowl by hand and sprinkle a bit on the top

Layer cubed pound cake, strawberries with the cream/syrup, whipped cream and top with your optional mixture :)

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