I love summer strawberries. They’re great for just snacking on (as Nora will attest), or for strawberry shortcake, but my favorite thing to do with them is to make strawberries romanoff.
I’ve made this countless times in summers past, and the whipped crème fraîche really makes it special. I forgot to pick up crème fraîche at the store this time,* though, so I just used regular whipping cream for this batch. It was still a sublime dessert, but I’d highly recommend trying it with the crème fraîche.
* My personal definition of “mommy brain” is the inability to appropriately focus on anything outside of your child. I has it.
Strawberries Romanoff with Whipped Crème Fraîche
Adapted from a recipe from Bon Appétit
4 cups quartered hulled fresh strawberries
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs Grand Marnier
1/2 tsp orange or lemon zest
1 8-oz container crème fraîche
sugar to taste
Toss the quartered berries, orange juice, powdered sugar, Grand Marnier, and zest in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
When you’re ready to serve dessert, whip the crème fraîche with sugar to taste in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment (as you would make regular whipped cream). Serve the berries in a bowl with a generous dollop of whipped crème fraîche.