Strawberry Recipes with Champagne Pairings
We've got a couple of great recipe ideas to go along with our Guide to Hosting a Strawberries & Champagne Tasting. What a sweet celebration!
Sweet as honey cream
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 cup brown sugar
Mix ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl and chill until ready to use.
Pound cake with Basil Mascarpone and Strawberries
- 2 cups fresh basil
- 8 oz. Mascarpone cheese
- 1 Tbsp heavy cream
- 1 pound cake
- 16 oz. fresh strawberries
- 1/8 cup sugar
Slice Strawberries and place in a large bowl. Coat with sugar and let sit for at least 2 hours.
In a pot of boiling water. Blanche the basil for about 30 seconds and immediately transfer to an ice bath. Once cooled, remove to a towel and dry throughly. Add Basil and Mascarpone to the bowl of a food processor and process a few turns. Add cream, little by little, while processing until well mixed. Remove the cream to a piping bag and chill.
Slice and toast pound cake in a 350 degree oven until warmed throughout. For plating, place a piece of pound cake on a plate, pipe the Mascarpone cream on the cake and spoon strawberries on top. I also like to drizzle some of the strawberry juice on as well!