Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Recipe: Strawberry Delight + Happy Valentine's Day

Love is in the air.. it's that time of the year again where lovers celebrate St. Valentine's Day. Nothing is more romantic than something made from the heart, so say "I Love You" with this gorgeous dessert, Strawberry Delight

A special dessert for your loved one this Valentine's Day


Will you be my Valentine? ;)

My favorite strawberries, the Korean variant are once again in season. I like these the best as they are sweet with a wonderful strawberry fragrance. This Strawberry Delight is a creation of mine, inspired by my loved ones (Hubby, Baby C and Baby D's) love for strawberries and cream. For a more elegant dessert, you can serve this in a wine glass. Or you can also use a highball glass.

The bottom layer is made of Savoiardi biscuits soaked in strawberry puree and milk. Then top with strawberry cream cheese and fresh strawberry slices and finally with some fresh whipped cream and chocolate chips. I guarantee your loved one will be loving it (and you) for a long long time :)


Red, the colour of love

Delightful dessert


A special dessert for Valentine's :)


Strawberry Delight
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Makes 4

Ingredients
For the strawberry puree
125g fresh strawberries
2 tbsp whipping cream

For the strawberry layer
125g fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 tsp caster sugar

For the Savioardi layer
100ml milk
2 tbsp strawberry puree (from above)
6 Savoiardi biscuits

For the cream cheese layer
150g cream cheese, softened at room temperature
15g caster sugar

For the topping
100g whipping cream
1/2 tsp icing sugar
4 sprigs of mint
Chocolate chip


1. Using a hand blender, puree the fresh strawberries and whipping cream until smooth.

2. Measure out the milk, and add 2 tbsp of strawberry puree. Set aside (this is for soaking your Savoiardi biscuits in).

3. Place the cream cheese, 15g sugar and rest of the strawberry puree in a mixing bowl. Using an electric whisk, beat until mixture is smooth.

4. Break each Savoiardi biscuits into 3. Soak them in the milk (from step 2) for several seconds, piece by piece. Place the biscuits in the glass to form the base. If serving in the wine glass, then layer the strawberries on the side (this will look prettier like this), then spoon in 3-4 tablespoons of strawberry cream cheese mixture (from step 3). Chill in fridge for 2 hours.

5. An alternative method of serving is using the old-fashioned glass. Place 3 pieces of biscuits as the base then spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons of strawberry cream cheese (from Step 3), then layer with another 2 pieces of biscuit and topped with another tablespoon of strawberry cream. Finally, layer with thin slices of strawberries  on top. Chill in fridge for 2 hours.

6. Using an electric whisk, beat the whipping cream with icing sugar and chill until required. Place in a piping bag with star nozzle.

7. Top the dessert with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate chips and mint sprigs.



The strawberry slices look like red hearts :)


Sibling love - sharing is caring

Happy Valentine's Day

*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's Facebook page on 14 February 2013.

36 comments:

  1. Having this dessert will make your love ones love u (and me ) more and more... hahaha! This dessert look so elegant !!! Im so tempted to try this when I see baby D enjoy it so much!!! :D

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    1. Hehe maybe u can make it for Baby D? ;D

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  2. ahhh, both Baby D and Baby C are gonna grow up to be gorgeous heart-breakers! i'm predicting that Baby C will receive her first valentine's card from a secret admirer in her classroom before she's even 10 years old :D

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    1. Let's hope NOT... or else mummy will have a big headache! Lol. :P

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  3. Looks so yummy... and Baby D is so cute :)

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  4. Oooo...looks so pretty! Like hearts - perfect for Valentine!

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    1. Yeah I thought that when I made it... most of the strawberry slices looked like red hearts :)

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  5. Another good reason not to go out for V's Day!

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    1. Will your man be lucky enough to get a homemade dessert tmr? ;)

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  6. How cute are they sharing the dessert? I love that it looks so pretty from the side :D Happy Valentines Day!

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    1. Ooooo I love this dessert from the top and side! Yea one of those days where they wanted to feed each other :)

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  7. Korean strawberries...wish I could find those here to try! The strawberry delight looks very pretty and delicious, and your son is SO CUTE AND ADORABLE! I love that photo where he is pointing (the second one in your post).

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    1. Hehe thanks! I love that photo too :)

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  8. So sweet of ur kids and the dessert looks awesome!!!

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    1. Yea I love these moments that they share together:)

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  9. What a pretty and elegant dessert! And your kids are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks dear. Happy that my loved ones liked it a lot.

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  10. Hahah those are great pics of your kids! That first one looks like those "We Want YOU!" posters! =D Eh you think there's any dessert that the dumbest, most non-kitchenworthy guy has a chance of making?? :D

    oh Btw, Happy CNY! Hope yours was filled with laughter and good food. =D

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    1. Aiyo don't say like that lah... if you put your mind into it, there are many desserts that you can do easily. This one's pretty easy - no cooking required, you just need an electric whisk and the ingredients and that's pretty much it. :D

      You can also try this easy tiramisu recipe: http://goodyfoodies.blogspot.com/2011/01/awesome-dessert-tiramisu.html

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  11. Simple yet delicious. I love those types of recipes.

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  12. Your two heartbreaker really enjoys their early Valentine's treats :D Love that simple yet delicious dessert !

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    1. Yeah they loved it! Couldn't get enough of it.

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  13. Hi Yen! Your kids are so cute and beautiful!!! I love the sibling love pic!

    Oh ya... tomorrow is V-Day! Going to cook for your family?

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    1. Thanks Alvin, yes I cooked a simple Chinese dinner for the family :)

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  14. Such an elegant & lovely dessert for Valentine's day! Love how you've presented them! I would LOVE to be Baby D's Valentine if he don't mind me the 'auntie'! LOL I just LOVE the photo of sibling love; They're so adorable! ;)

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    1. I liked how it looked too, with the strawberry slices pressed against the glass :) Very pretty!

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  15. Hi Yen,

    I can feel the love and romance in the air through your creation of love.:)
    Your dessert is simple yet so elegant and I am sure it is super delish!
    Happy Valentine Day <3

    mui

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    1. Thanks mui mui, most important my loved ones enjoyed this. Makes me happy!

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  16. This is such a pretty dessert! Have a lovely Valentine's Day :)

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    1. Thanks Mich, hope you're having a great time too!

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  17. Aww my favorite picture is definitely the one Baby C is feeding Baby D... so cute! They are really adorable and so sweet, Yen! Happy V-day to you! We're getting strawberries here too, and my family loves eating them, always not enough! :)

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    1. Hi Nami, yeah that moment is priceless. Not everyday that I get to capture such a moment on camera. Strawberries here are quite expensive so it's a treat for us, but we would also like to eat it everyday if we could. :)

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  18. Hi Baby Sumo, the dessert looks really pretty and your kids are so cute! I love eating Korean strawberries, will store them up when they start to go on sale ;) Happy valentine's day!

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  19. Simple yet elegant...my kind of desert! Can see how your cuties love eating it! Hope you and your lovely family had a great Valentine's Day yesterday Baby Sumo! :))

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