This idea has been popping up all over the place. Other bloggers have been posting about it, I saw it in 2 magazines last month and I completely understand why. It’s got a wow-factor of 10 and it’s so easy to do. And with the gorgeous strawberries we have in South Africa at this time of the year, how can you want to make a dessert without them? Even just slicing them into a bowl of vanilla ice cream would be good, but this takes it to the next level.
Just close your eyes and imagine the flavours. Sweet & tangy strawberries, smooth & silky cream, crunchy cookie crumbs…anything closer to perfection is only served in Heaven. And no, I’m not over exaggerating. My younger brother actually scraped the last of the crumbs and cream together and sliced some more strawberries into it just to TRY to get the same flavours together, he loved it so much!
I served this yesterday for dessert (obviously), after my dad’s glorious braaied Chicken (look out for this recipe next week during Braai Week) and while I was taking the photo’s, my entire family decided they were food photographers and stylists. My uncle and cousin was dead certain that I would get the best picture from their angle and my aunt thought from the top was best (and she was right!). The rest of the family were all quiet (thank goodness) because they were eating this delish pud!
You could leave out the crumbs if you don’t feel like them, but I think it adds a nice bit of texture to the entire thing. I used Nutti Krust biscuits (toffee flavoured) because I use them in my cheesecake crust and I just love it, but you could use ginger cookies digestive biscuits or even chocolate cookies.
I know this will be delicious wherever you serve it, but with family around the table, outside in Spring time, is probably the best way. Well it is for me anyway.
3tbsn Caster sugar
100g cookies of your choice
250ml Mascarpone cheese
250ml double cream
1tsp Vanilla extract
2tbsn Icing sugar
- Chop the strawberries and place into a bowl. Sprinkle over the caster sugar and mash with a potato masher until slightly broken up and the juices have been released.
- Crush the cookies (I used my food processor) until they are sand-like.
- Whip the mascarpone and double cream with the vanilla and icing sugar until thick.
- To assemble, place a tablespoon of the crumbs in the bottom of a glass followed by some of the strawberries and a dollop of cream. Continue until the glasses are full and until everything is finished.
Hey ally! happy mothers day! we are having a bar b q tomorrow at my sisters patio for my mum and ourselves (since we r all mums) and i’m taking this fantastic dessert to top it all 🙂
Allyyy!! This friend of mine just came over for lunch & I served her ur fab pesto pasta & teriyak chicken with rice (I thought she’d have one or the other but she ended up having double helpings of both!!)
& then we finished it off with the super easy strawberyy cream pots!! We’re both in blissful food coma now! (Oh & this is the first dessert I’ve ever made)
Tania : I’m SO glad you had such a lovely meal. Isn’t it just so satisfying cooking for a friend and knowing they just LOVE it? Your comment has just made my day and that is exactly why I started my blog, so that I could show people that it’s not hard to cook great food! I hope you keep cooking and please keep me in the loop as to how it’s going! 🙂
Oh my God, this site is absolutely great. Improving in kitchen day by day. Keep up good work!
Thank you so much Tabby! I really appreciate it! 🙂
im looking at this and salivating at the same time! looks gorgeous and is most definately on my to do list. im not the most wonderful cook, but im sure i can pull off dessert!
Yasmin, I PROMISE you can do this. No cooking involved! 🙂
WOW WOW WOW this looks absolutely delicious and those photos have made me soooooo want this desert now…for breakfast 🙂
Ally you do have a great blog! Well done and thank you I dont even look in my cook books anymore if the internet is available cause your stuff is great 🙂
Heheheheh I wish I could make you some for breakfast! 🙂 Thanx Kiki!
I haven’t seen such an amazing local website in ages. It’s stunning and so are the recipes. The best part is that there’s nothing complicated about them. For instance, this strawberry recipe sounds delish but is so simple and smart. Well done, I love getting my emails from Simply Delicious and then print out whatever I feel like trying. Have to admit though that I cheat. My printer at home doesn’t work, so I send my email to the office and print it out there. A few people at work have asked me to email it on to them, so your “membership rate” is expanding. Plus my daughters who live in Qatar and Bermuda are on your mailing list as well. Keep up the excellent work. Just Love Love Love it.
You have absolutely made my day! I cannot tell you how incredibly happy I get when I receive comments like this. I am so happy that you find my recipes simple because that’s what I strive to do. I obviously love making up my own recipes but I also aim to simplify old favourites. Thank you so much for the beautiful words and please keep reading! And THANK YOU for telling so many other people about my blog! 🙂
Lots of foodie love,