Thursday, February 17, 2011

Simple, Elegant Strawberry Treats


Marzipan Strawberries

1 package marzipan (7 ounces)

1 package strawberry flavored gelatin powder

silvered almonds

green food coloring


Place 8-10 almond slivers in a plastic baggie. Add a drop of green food coloring to the bag and shake the almonds around until they turn green. Pour the green almonds out on a paper towel and let them dry.

Cut the marzipan into 8 equal parts. Roll each of the eight pieces into a strawberry shape. Dampen each "strawberry" with water and then roll in the gelatin powder until it is completely covered. Stick a green almond "stem" in each piece of marzipan.


Let them dry before serving.



Stuffed Strawberries

20 fresh strawberries

8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)

3 Tablespoons sour cream

1/2 Cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat together cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla, until it is completely blended. Spoon into a pastry bag, fitted with a star tip.

Cut off the stem ( or peduncle) and just enough of the fruit to make a flat side that will allow the strawberry to sit flat with the pointed end facing upwards. Without cutting all the way through, cut a cross into the berry, so that there are 4 connected wedges.

Gently spread the wedges apart and pipe the filling into the center of the cross.



Anet said...

Yum! Those stuffed strawberries are so good!

Sandra said...

I wonder if you could make the marzipan strawberries with sugar cookie dough, Jasmine is allergic to nuts. I might have to try it later.

Crescent Moon said...

That's an interesting idea. Let me know how that turns out.

Crafty Crow