Jar of Strawberry Heaven

Estee Kafra Recipe By
  • Cook & Prep: 1.5 h
  • Serving: 8
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I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t love strawberry shortcake! Here is a fun way to serve this summery treat. Use the basil for a gourmet twist. This can easily be made dairy or parve, making it the perfect Shavuot dessert option. I like to use the short and wide jars, as opposed to the taller, narrower ones.

Ingredients (17)

Cake

Cream

Strawberries

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Prepare Dessert

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). 

  2. Line two 9x13-inch pans or one large roasting pan with Gefen Easy Baking Parchment Paper, beat eggs on high speed for 10 minutes, adding the sugar in slow intervals.

  3. Add the remaining cake ingredients and beat for just a few more seconds, just until incorporated.

  4. Pour into lined pans and bake for 45–50 minutes or until the top springs back and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool.

  5. Prepare the strawberry whip: Beat the whipping cream, and then add remaining ingredients.

  6. Meanwhile, macerate the strawberries by combining them with sugar and basil, if using, and lemon juice. Let the strawberries rest at room temperature for 20 minutes until the strawberries are juicy and the sugar has dissolved.

  7. Use a glass or the lid of a jar to cut circles out of the cake, and place a cake circle at the bottom of each jar.

  8. Top with a few spoons of the macerated strawberries and some strawberry whip.

  9. Garnish with strawberries and lemon peel, or basil.

Note:

For a great shortcut, use store bought sponge cake, cut into slices and then into round disks.

Consult with a rabbi about how to check strawberries for bugs. 

Tip:

Make the cake and cream ahead of time. Macerate berries and assemble up to six hours before serving.

Variation:

For a dairy version, use one cup heavy cream for the strawberry cream. 

Credits

Photography: Lisa Monahan 

Styling: Chanie Nayman 

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  • Yocheved

    Jar of Strawberry Heaven

    Freezer

    Hi I was wondering if I can fully prepare these jars in advance and freeze and take out a bit before serving? Thank you
    Posted by Yocheved k |May 24, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    I would be nervous that the cake would get soggy and the glasses might crack from the change in temp.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 25, 2017
    0
  • Esther B

    Jar of Strawberry Heaven

    Can these be frozen?

    Can these 'jars of strawberry heaven' be frozen?
    Posted by ST |February 20, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    The components, besides the fresh strawberries, can. Be careful with the glass. See if there is a pyrex sort of option instead.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|February 22, 2017
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Or maybe do plastic little cups with lids!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|February 22, 2017
    0
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  • Yocheved

    Jar of Strawberry Heaven

    Freezer

    Hi I was wondering if I can fully prepare these jars in advance and freeze and take out a bit before serving? Thank you
    Posted by Yocheved k |May 24, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    I would be nervous that the cake would get soggy and the glasses might crack from the change in temp.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|May 25, 2017
    0
  • Esther B

    Jar of Strawberry Heaven

    Can these be frozen?

    Can these 'jars of strawberry heaven' be frozen?
    Posted by ST |February 20, 2017
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    The components, besides the fresh strawberries, can. Be careful with the glass. See if there is a pyrex sort of option instead.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|February 22, 2017
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    Or maybe do plastic little cups with lids!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|February 22, 2017
    0

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