Category Archives: Strawberry Desserts

Snow Day? Strawberry Coconut Amaretti CheeseCakes

Strawberry Coconut Amaretti CheeseCakes

For Strawberry Cakes*

1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup cream
1 large egg
1 tablespoon melted butter
10 strawberries, pureed w/2 tsp seedless strawberry preserves
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1/4 teaspoon strawberry extract

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Lightly grease a 12 cup macaroon pan. Combine all dry ingredients in bowl. Combine all wet ingredients in separate bowl until smooth. Make a well in dry, add wet, mix well. Pipe or fill each macaroon cup 2/3 full. Bake cakes for 7-10 minutes or until they spring back when touched.  Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Remove to racks until completely cool.

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Prepare: Almond Coconut Cream Cheese Filling

1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract
1/2 cup Coconut+
1 8oz Pkg. Cream Cheese Softened
1/2 cup Sugar
12-14 small Bellino Amaretti Cookies crushed
Optional: Pink food coloring
+Set aside additional Coconut for topping final cake. Mix all ingredients together.  Set aside.

Prepare Amaretto Glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
1/2 cup cream
1/4 teaspoon Amaretto Liqueur

Mix all ingredients together adding cream in increments until smooth and desired consistency is reached.

Assemble:

Line cookie sheet with wax/parchment paper.  Place wire rack on top.

1. Fill 6 cakes with large helping of filling, top each one with unfilled cake.  You now have 6 complete cakes on wire rack on cookie sheet.
2. Pour or spread Amaretto glaze over filled cakes.
3. Top with additional coconut and sprinkles (optional).
4. Set in fridge to set until served.

Refrigerate any leftovers. 8o))

Beyond the Yum?  Absolutely and more…yum yum yum!

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* This original recipe from BeyondTheYum Cookbook with substitution of cake recipe ONLY adapted from Mary

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For the Love of Tiramisu and Snow

We are preparing for the snow blizzard coming with some of our favorites…this is perfect, light, fluffy and beautiful just like the snow

Luvlicious Strawberry Tiramisu Napoleons

Can Tiramisu or Strawberries get paired any better than this?  I don’t think so.  For the lover of all three of these, you will lick your fingers, lips and go to Napoleon heaven with the first bite of this dessert.  Our strawberries are out early this year and what better use than paired with Tiramisu and flaky Napoleons for a totally heavenly, totally luvlicious “beyond the yum” dessert!

Jacy’s Strawberry Tiramisu Napoleons**

Ingredients:

17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets*
Jacy’s Mascarpone Mousse
Fresh Strawberries
Powdered Sugar

Directions:

For pastry:

Use 1 Sheet Puff Pastry (1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets)

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.
  2. Sprinkle the work surface with the flour. Unfold the pastry sheet onto the floured surface. Cut the pastry sheet into 3 strips along the fold marks. Place the pastry strips onto the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Split the pastries into 2 layers, making 6 layers in all.

Jacy’s Tiramisu Recipe for Mascarpone Mousse

3 large eggs
3/4 cup of sugar (or Splenda)
1 (8-0unce) container Mascarpone Cheese
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup very cold heavy cream

Mascarpone Mousse:

  1. Beat together yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until thick and pale, about 2 minutes. Beat in mascarpone until just combined.
  2. Beat whites and salt in another bowl with cleaned beaters until whites just hold soft peaks. Add remaining 1/4 cup of sugar a little at a time, beating, then continue to beat until whites just hold stiff peaks.
  3. Beat cream in another bowl with cleaned beaters until it just holds soft peaks. Gently but thoroughly fold cream into mascarpone mixture, then fold in whites.
  4. Set aside until assembly.

Strawberries

Use desired amount of fresh strawberries for volume.  I triple amount so the extras can be used as base for Napoleons and/or leftover Mascarpone Mousse.

  1. Wash, core and slice strawberries in half.
  2. Smash 1 cup of strawberries to make sauce, add sugar (or Splenda) & strawberry liqueur or Disaronn0 Amaretto (optional) to taste.  Add to sliced strawberries and mix well.

Assemble

  1. Spread Tiramisu on each bottom pastry layer
  2. Top with strawberries and Tiramisu
  3. Top with Pastry
  4. Add another layer of Tiramisu and strawberries
  5. Top with pastry
  6. Sprinkle pastry top with Powdered Sugar

Serve on bed of strawberries and whipped cream or additional Mascarpone Mousse.  Dive in!

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*This is the standard recipe from PF for preparation of their puff pastry sheets.
** Recipe from Jacy’s Beyond The Yum Cookbook

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