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May302011

Strawberries and cream bars

I took my boys to the park tonight and I sweat like crazy while we were there. I know, not necessarily an appetizing thing to imagine, but I loved it! This past winter was traumatizing and so so cold and I promise you that I will never ever complain about heat again. EVER. Bring it on. Now that "summer" is here, I'm starting to get excited about summer foods. I found this dessert in Martha's Everyday Food magazine and knew that I had to make it. It is delicious and packed with summertime flavors. Perfect for a hot hot day!

In a blender or food processor, combine:

2 pounds strawberries, hulled and halved

3/4 cup sugar

Pinch of coarse salt

Puree until smooth. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish and transfer to the freezer. Scrape with a fork every 30 minutes until mixture is thick and slushy for about 2 total hours.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 7 large egg whites on high speed until foamy. With mixer on medium, gradually add 3/4 cup sugar. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 3 minutes.

In another medium bowl, beat the following on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 1 to 2 minutes:

2/3 cup cold heavy cream cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

With a rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into egg white mixture. Pour over the strawberry mixture and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours (or, covered, up to 3 days), before cutting into 12 squares.

Summer, I LOVE YOU. Seriously, seriously love you.

Strawberries and Cream Bars

These beauties are summer in the form of dessert! (source: Food Everyday: Martha Stewart)

Serves: 12

Total time: 2 1/2 hrs, plus 4 hrs freezing time

Strawberries and Cream Bars


Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled, halved if large (6 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 7 large egg whites
  • 2/3 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions:
  1. In a blender, combine strawberries, ¾ cup sugar, and pinch of salt and puree until smooth. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Transfer to freezer and scrape with a fork every 30 minutes until mixture is thick and slushy, 2 hours. Smooth top with a rubber spatula.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites on high until foamy. With mixer on medium, gradually add ¾ cup sugar. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form, 3 minutes. In another medium bowl, beat cream and vanilla on high until stiff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes. With rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into egg white mixture. Pour over strawberry mixture and smooth top with rubber spatula. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours (or, covered, up to 3 days), before cutting into 12 squares.

 

 

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Reader Comments (29)

These are gorgeous to look at, and I know they must be bursting with flavor! I love strawberries so much...saving this one to make for sure!!

Here's to summer! Those look incredibly yummy- just as our market runs slap out of strawberries. I'm going to make this, though. A perfect treat!

05.30.2011 | Unregistered CommenterM.C.

It's like a smoothie bar! I love it!

These look gorgeous and delicious
( I slso buzzed you)

05.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterWinnie

so cool! will bookmark this with my cookmarked.com account until i can figure out how to make this vegan!

05.31.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

these look and sound so scrumptious! this is a perfect summer treat and so easy to make! i must try this =)

05.31.2011 | Unregistered Commentercarly

Ha! Glad you're finally getting a chance to go outside. I was starting to get worried. Hopefully, that pile of snow is on the way OUT! Awesome, delicious, drool inspiring dessert. Want!

05.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

Oh I'm definitely gonna be making these! They look amazing =)

05.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

These look amazing! I love the color, and they have to just taste like summer! Perfect for after a sweaty day at the park!

05.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I LOVE these bars!! They sound amazing and they are gorgeous! Perfect treat for the heat... yaaaay for summer! :)

05.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate @ Diethood

UM WOW! These are so amazing! I just LOVE the color, holy moly. I mean really...that is just fantastic! Beyond gorgeous, I cannot even imagine how great those taste!

05.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRavieNomNoms

Looks so gorgeous- like a bite of summer!

Okay, these look sooooo (x100!) good! Can't wait to make them!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Wow I've never seen anything like this before!! These bars look amazing and so unique too. Def need to try this one!

These bars are so bright and pretty! The perfect summer treat!

05.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

I sadly see myself making these, not cutting them into adorable bars like you did so beautifully, and eating it with a spoon from the pan. Feels good to get that off my chest; I look forward to cooling off with these bars.

05.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBakerbynature

oh wow those are totally cool! i want to try them!

05.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDina

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. I'm filing it away for summer time in Australia - my daughter is mad for strawberries! Consider yourself buzzed!

06.1.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDi-licious

These are just gorgeous! It has been a very long Winter even here in the land of sunshine, but Summer is starting to make it's way :)

06.1.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMagic og Spice

Those are just fantastic. I can't resist buying strawberries when I see them and this is such a good way to keep them . They must taste so great. Very pretty, too.

06.1.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdora's Box

This looks like such a simple and delicious dessert, I love it! Thanks for sharing!

How pretty these turned out!

06.2.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJuanita

Heaven on a hot day. I do love a good strawberry treat.

06.4.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbriarrose

I just fell in love. These bars are PERFECT this time of the year when berries are in season and the weather is getting hotter and hotter.
Thanks for sharing Pip

Happy weekend :)

06.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoxana GreenGirl

OH MY GOSH - these look amazing! With 100 degrees for our high today - we are SOOO making these today!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

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