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Strawberry Shortcake Parfait Recipe 2010-04-30 16:16:49

Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

From Katie Sweeney

Strawberry Shortcake Parfait Recipe 2010-04-30 16:16:49

Ingredients

  1. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup water
    1/4 cup Kirsch
    2 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced into bite-sized pieces
    1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 store bought pound cake, angel food cake, or sponge cake or homemade sponge cake

Directions

  1. Bring granulated sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and stir in Kirsch. Let cool. Syrup will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
  2. Combine the berries with 2 tablespoons of syrup in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. With the whisk attachment on a standing mixer, beat the cream. While whisking, add the sugar and vanilla. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  4. Place six wine glasses (or other festive glasses) on a work counter. Cut the cake into small pieces that will fit inside the glasses.
  5. To build the parfaits, place a piece of cake in the bottom of a glass. Drizzle with syrup, top with 2 teaspoons of berries, and a generous dollop of whipped cream. Repeat with the remaining ingredients, layering cake, syrup, berries, and cream until the glasses are full.
  6. Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 6.

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