Strawberries with mint and cream


Strawberries with mint and cream
Minty confectioner's custard, diced strawberries and whipped cream.
205,7824.9/5 for 20 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
1 hour 30 min.1 hour 30 min.
Keeping: Several hours in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #4
Prepare 250 g Chantilly cream.

Stage 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.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #6
Add a layer of strawberries, at least twice as deep.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Strawberries with mint and cream : Photo of step #7
Finish with a layer of whipped cream.

Stage 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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,334 Kcal or 5,585 Kj26 gr130 gr88 gr
67 %10 %12 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
156 Kcal or 653 Kj3 gr15 gr10 gr
8 %1 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
222 Kcal or 929 Kj4 gr22 gr15 gr
11 %2 %2 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Warm apple feuillantines, Pear charlotte, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Cranachan, Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs, ... All
StrawberriesStrawberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Quick Strawberry Millefeuille, Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines, Chouquettes, Strawberry tart, Strawberry sorbet, ... All
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Saint Honoré cake, Strawberry Verveine Tart , Yvetot Douillons, Puits d'amour, Paris-Brest, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Nantes Tourton, Finger biscuits, Black Forest gateau, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), ... All

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