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Blog Post 5.17- World Baking Day

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This post first appeared on Piping Rock. All content is theirs.

Warning: Danger ahead. Full Disclosure: You’ll have no regrets. It’s World Baking Day, so to get on board with that—after all, how could we not?—We’re bringing to you a sweet, strawberry recipe likely to be your go-to favorite dessert. Sorry, not sorry.

There’s just something so classic about a strawberry shortcake dish. It’s the perfect balance of light, fluffy cake with sweet, tart strawberries and smooth, silky whipped cream. The flavors work together to produce an unmatched delight. More so than that, the dessert is a signature treat for warmer days. Is it just us or does it remind you of carefree picnics outside? This treat is seemingly the apogee to a lovely, sunny day.

Now that we have your minds stimulated with images of green grass, cloudless skies and sunny weather and your mouths probably drooling, let’s cut to it and give you the recipe:

Strawberry Shortcake Skewer Charades

What You’ll Need:

For the Angel Food Cake

+1 ½ cup egg whites

+ 2 tsp. vanilla extract

+ 1 tsp almond extract

+ 1 ½ tsp cream of tartar

+ ¼ tsp kosher salt

+ 2 cups sugar

+1 cup cake flour, sifted

For the Strawberries + Cream 

+ Paring Knife

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+ 1 Carton Fresh Strawberries

+ Cool Whip

+ Pack of Wooden Skewers

How to Make:

For the Angel Food Cake

To start: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

+ In a bowl, combine egg whites, almond and vanilla extracts, cream of tartar and salt. Beat on high until peaks form.

+ In another bowl, whisk together the sugar and flour, then place in bowl with egg mixture.

+ Mix these two together with a rubber spatula

+Using a signature, round 10” cake pan, slide your batter into the mold.

+Bake about an hour, until brown. Check with a toothpick.

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+After cooled, cut up the angel cake into pieces. Set aside

 

For the Skewers

+ Cut up the strawberries, set aside for use

+ Working in a repeating pattern do the following: Push through a square of cake, followed by strawberries…until skewer is full.

+Sprinkle with Confectioner’s Sugar

+ Lay skewers on a flat serving platter and with a side of Cool Whip in a Bowl for dipping

Enjoy!

 

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