Saturday, May 11, 2013

Strawberry Dreams...

Strawberry Dream's
A sweet summer dessert - Yet mine is made sugar free!
We were invited to some friends for dinner, I bought dessert!
We had a wonderful evening...stayed over 5 hours...
(It seemed like a couple of hours....)
Great friends, Good Food & Good Wine! YUM!!!
 Almond Pastry
This is a lower carb, low sugar dessert
2 cups ground almond flour
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of soften butter
2t tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla
2 tablespoons of stevia/sugar substitute (or real sugar if you like)
*Sliced almonds, about 1/4 cup, press into the dough after rolling out.
Roll out pastry; 
(*use some whole wheat flour to roll out crust, have patience it is a different texture than regular pie crust...slow and a light hand works).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, bake for 10 minutes...
Then check every couple of minutes until lightly browned.
Let cool
(This recipe may be doubled)
See photos below for assembly...
 Dough mixture, blend well
 Roll out dough carefully, use a light hand...It is very a moist dough. Sprinkle almonds on top, lightly press into the dough, then use a cookie cutter . Use a spatula dipped in flour to lift dough and place on a prepared baking sheet.
Ready to bake
Baked & Cooling...
 Sliced strawberries, sprinkled with a teaspoon of sugar or sugar substitute
Cool whip made even better, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar substitute or 1 heaping teaspoon of regular brown sugar; blend well and place in the refrigerator to cool and meld.
Chocolate sauce for drizzling (*I used sugar free)
Candy Sprinkles or Sugar Flakes for garnish.
 Layer: pastry, whipped cream, strawberries, repeat with a pastry & whip cream, top with a strawberry slice, drizzle with chocolate and sprinkles.
 Serve with you favorite wine or coffee...it's a
"Strawberry Dream"
As I said above WE had an amazing Dinner with amazing Friends...
Topped off with a delicious Dessert...
All four of us gave this dessert... two thumbs up!
Dreaming of Strawberries with Style...
NeeCee Signature

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