Strawberries with mint and cream

Step by step recipe:

  1. 20 min.Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #1
    Prepare 250 g Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream), but leave 1 handful fresh mint leaves in the hot milk to infuse for 15 minutes.
  2. 25 min.Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #2
    Then proceed as usual for confectioner's custard (French pastry cream).

    You can add 3 drops food colouring (green) when cold.
  3. 15 min.Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #3
    Wash 250 g strawberries, add 2 tablespoons Vanilla sugar, juice of ½ lemon and mix well.
  4. 10 min.Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #4
    Prepare 250 g Chantilly cream.
  5. 5 min.Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #5
    Start to assemble dessert: in a glass put a layer of mint custard about 0.5 inch thick.
  6. 5 min.Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #6
    Add a layer of strawberries, at least twice as deep.
  7. 5 min.Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #7
    Finish with a layer of whipped cream.
  8. 5 min.Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #8
    Decorate with mint leaves and a small biscuit or cookie.

    Serve without delay.

    If you finish early, leave in the fridge, but for not more than half an hour.

Remarks:

You can lighten the custard a little by gently folding into it ¼ of the whipped cream.

If you want to prepare in advance, make confectioner's custard the day before, but cut strawberries and whip cream at the last minute.

Tip for better keeping: the whipped cream layer should completely cover stramberries to protect from air and prevent oxydation.

Source:

Home made.

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