Do you remember this?
|Doesn't it look luscious?
Now, my final product will not look like the above picture. I had no plans to plate it to display as the food stylist did here. As I was not serving it to a large group, I opted not to decorate it with whipped cream. The recipe comes from IDEALS Sweetheart edition, Volume 43, No. 1.
STRAWBERRY BAVARIAN SPONGE TORTE
2 (3-oz.) packages strawberry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
2 packages frozen sliced strawberries, slightly thawed (I used one 16-oz. package)
1/2 pint heavy cream, whipped
1 sponge cake, cut in cubes (I used a Sara Lee frozen pound cake)
Whipped cream to decorate
Fresh berries to decorate
- Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add berries and allow to partially thicken. Fold in 1/2 pint whipped cream. Toss with cake cubes and place in a greased springform or large mixing bowl. Chill torte overnight. Turn out on platter and frost with whipped cream. Garnish with whole strawberries. Serves 10 to 12.
|This is my version.
|Pretty in the bowl.
|After a serving.
The strawberry theme of the dessert puts me in mind of spring. After all, the first official day of spring is a week from tomorrow! Thoughts of spring may be a bit premature, however. We have a very wintry forecast for overnight tonight! Thursday's high temperatures are predicted to be at least 30 degrees colder than Tuesday's! Winter just doesn't seem to want to let go.
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