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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries Romanoff - sweet, heady, cool. Perfect for a hot day!

 And here is the story to go along with this little recipe.  Mr. CJ is a not quite finicky eater.  I mean, if the food contains certain items, he won't even try it. His mom obviously didn't make him at least try different foods now did she? (Don't get me wrong she is the best MIL you could ever wish for - EVAH!!) But i digress. He won't eat tomatoes, sour cream, sweets, and squash. So I learned, people like that don't need to know everything - do they?? Otherwise they would never find out they actually like something!

So, I made the Romanoff sauce. He knew it took two bowls to make. Little did he know that there was OMG - sour cream in one of them!! 

Guess what he said after he had it the second night also - Man, this is good, I don't think I can eat plain strawberries and whipped cream anymore. Am I gonna tell him? What do you think? Should I?

Served in a crystal bowl on gleaming silver with a dainty napkin. What a pretty sight!

Strawberries Romanoff

8 oz. whipping cream
8 oz. sour cream
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons white sugar
2 Tablespoons Brandy (can substitute vanilla)
1 quart fresh strawberries
White sugar to sprinkle over berries
Wash and hull strawberries. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle with white sugar. 
Set aside to let the juice come from the berries.

In a cold mixing bowl, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add 3 tablespoons white sugar and whip to blend. Add package of Whip-It and whip until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
In a bowl, cream sour cream, brown sugar and brandy. 

Gently fold the sour cream mixture into the whipped cream. The Whip-It ensures that the whipped cream will not wither and melt with the addition of the sour cream. It will also keep this mixture from separating and will stay that way for hours until you are ready to use it. 

When serving, sprinkle some brown sugar on top! Enjoy!!

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The Fajdich Times said...

Enjoyed your post. Your Strawberries Romanoff looks wonderful:)

Barbara F. said...

Mmmmmmmm.....and the presentation is beautiful! I am now following you. xo,

Karena said...

Wonderfully yummy!! I would keep that secret to yourself! :)

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Kuby said...

Oh Marlis, this looks fabulous! (Your silver and napkins are gorgeous also) I've had strawberries and sour cream, but never sour cream and sweet cream mixed. I can't wait to try it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This will make a wonderful dessert to make now that strawberries are in season!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Don't say a word and enjoy it every time you serve it:@)

Dianne said...

Looks like a yummy recipe. Reminds me of something we used to make when catering called Rebecca sauce. I am going try this one. Thanks for sharing.


LDH said...

Oh what a pretty dessert. It sounds delicious too :)

Fun stopping by to meet you!

Kindly, Lorraine

Shirley said...

Oh Yummy, maybe I could make this. A nice desert with my freezer meals I have to eat!!

Jay said...

probably my first visit here...amazing space u have...love your presentation..gorgeous clicks..
Am your happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marlis, You are a culinary sly fox! No wonder your husband liked this so much. It sounds fabulous. Strawberries are in season in my area, and I have them with whipped cream, but I'll try adding sour cream... and a touch of brandy!

Angelgirlpj said...

With strawberries growing in my garden I must try this soon.

Camellia Girl said...

Hello Marlis!

Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving your kind comments. It is a pleasure to meet you!

Your recipe for Strawberries Romanoff sounds delicious...and no, I don't think you should "spill the beans..." hehehe! I have a couple of picky eaters myself and have discovered that if I am "too honest" about ingredients, the chickens won't even touch it!

BTW...I enjoyed reading your profile information. I find it fascinating that you taught both French and German. I loved my high school French classes. My Spanish college classes...not so much!

Midwest Blessings,

Designs on 47th Street said...

I bet this is SO good and truly beautifully presented.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Marlis, that looks delicious, and your presentation of it is beautiful. I'm laughing about your husband. What he doesn't know won't hurt him! laurie

Laura said...

I have always wanted this recipe-
but where have I been?
I have never heard of Whip it!

White Spray Paint

Pattie T. said...

What a timely post! Local strawberries have been coming in for the past couple of weeks and they will be perfect for this delicious-sounding dish.

xinex said...

Oh wow! This looks so good, Marlis. I am copying the recipe. And yes, tell the mister. Maybe he'll be more willing to try new things....Christien

Debbie said...

I would be tempted to tell him, but maybe what he doesn't know won't hurt him. Grin.

This looks wonderful. I had never heard of this and want to try it for a cool dessert this weekend.

Lana K. W. Austin said...

That looked amazingly delicious and EXQUISITE presentation, too!!!

Oh, and the RW&B table was absolutely fantastic, too!!!!!!

We should move to Texas.

Actually, we've thought about just that!

Lana In Italy

Miss Char said...

Thanks for the great recipe Marlis, as everyone has said it sure looks like a yummy keeper and what Mr. Hubby doesn't know won't hurt him. :)

Your silver presentation is the perfect for something so simply elegant.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'll be trying that one, thanks.


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