Strawberries Romanoff

Well Monday morning is here and the workday wind is blowing! I have a busy week ahead and am coming off a full weekend as well.

And by “full” I mean that I am literally full from good eats.

One of the best things I had this weekend was a savory crepe filled with smoked salmon, pesto and goat cheese. This was while meeting my friend Grace for brunch at Red Twig in Edmonds. You might be seeing a bit more of Grace on this blog later in the summer…more on that to come!

Saturday night my sisters and brother and I stopped by Pochi’s to pick up some bubble tea. I just love bubble tea so much. This flavor is avocado chocolate.

But what with all the rich food, I was in the mood for something a little lighter on Sunday. I was flipping through an old issue of Cooking Light and noticed a recipe for Strawberries Romanoff.

Essentially, it is sliced strawberries marinated in sugar and orange-flavored liqueur, topped with whipped cream.

This recipe was simple, easy to throw together and a refreshingly light dessert. The orange boosted the flavor of the strawberries very nicely, although not dramatically. I made this because I had some leftover orange liqueur from another recipe, but if you don’t have any, these strawberries would be just as delicious on their own, macerated with sugar.

Enjoy, and have a wonderful week!

Strawberries Romanoff

Slightly adapted from Cooking Light

Serves 4

Ingredients
4 cups sliced strawberries (about 1 1/2 pounds)
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 cup Cointreau or Grand Marnier (orange-flavored liqueur)
1/3 cup whipping cream, chilled
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mint sprigs (optional)

Directions
Slice strawberries and mix them in a bowl with the powdered sugar and orange liqueur. Cover and chill for 3 1/2 hours to let the strawberries macerate.

Combine whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Dish strawberries onto a plate and top with whipped cream and a mint sprig if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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  • Natasha Kravchuk

    That looks so perfect and easy! I would love a bowl of strawberries Romanoff right now! Thanks for posting this. :)  

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

      Thanks Natasha! I know I kinda wish I had a bowl tonight too…

  • http://chasingdelicious.com/the-classics-chocolate-chip-cookies/ Russell at Chasing Delicious

    Yum! How deliciously simple. 

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

      Thank you! Your blog is lovely btw.

  • http://openmouthinsertcookie.blogspot.com/ tofugirl

    Classics are classics for a reason!  This looks simple and perfect :)

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

      I agree! Thank you!

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