Strawberries & Cream Torte Tips
What kind of cream do you use for strawberries?
There’s nothing like the soft, billowy peaks of whipped cream made from scratch.
But if time isn’t on your side, store-bought whipped topping will work, too.
Will the strawberries make the cake soggy?
The meringue baked over the tops of the cake layers in this recipe will provide a buffer that will prevent the berries’ natural juices from soaking into the cake to make it soggy. Also, since the strawberries aren’t macerated (which draws out their juices and creates a thin syrup), it’s unlikely they would produce enough juice to cause undesirable sogginess.
What else can I do with a ton of strawberries?
Whether you scored a handful at the farmers market or picked a basket at a local farm, you’ll love all the creative ways you can put strawberries to good use. These bright, sweet, juicy gems make a star appearance in everything from pie, cake, bread
and other luscious desserts
to jam, syrup, compote
and even savory dishes
Keep in mind that fresh strawberries don't last long—typically a day or two before they begin to show signs of mold. Refer to these guidelines
for proper cleaning and storage. And if you have a haul that's just too big to eat quickly, try freezing them to extend their lifespan. Follow these freezing tips
to make sure your strawberries remain as good as day one. You'll be so happy to have a stash of frozen berries in the freezer the next time you want to whip up a dreamy strawberry delight! Research contributed by Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor
1 piece: 267 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.