We're in Kansas City this weekend. I wanted to do some shopping and Tim wanted to see the Twins play the Royals. A perfect weekend away! I didn't have time to bake SMS before we left. Stop by and check out this week's SMS recipe, Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Pie, chosen by the very talented baker, Tracey at Tracey's Culinary Adventures. In addition to being a great baker, she takes amazing photographs.
I do have a delicious recipe to share with you. Remember a couple of weeks ago when I posted my first trifle recipe? The Chocolate Banana Trifle was wonderful, except for one thing. It is way too big of a dessert unless you are serving a group. Last weekend, Tim's family was here for Tim's son Michael's confirmation. This was the perfect dessert. Strawberries are plentiful and inexpensive right now. This dessert was delicious and the perfect compliment to our dinner. It was just sweet enough but not too filling.
2 pint baskets strawberries, washed and hulled
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups water - divided use
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (3.5-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups whipping or heavy cream, whipped
1 angel food cake, cubed
Slice berries, reserving 6 for garnish. Place 1 cup of the sliced berries in saucepan with sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to boil. Cook 3 minutes; remove from heat. Mix cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. Stir into strawberry mixture. Cook and stir until thick (about 2 minutes). Add lemon juice. Cool to room temperature.
Combine sweetened condensed milk and remaining 1 1/2 cups cold water in a bowl. Add instant vanilla pudding mix and beat well. Chill for 5 minutes.
Cut cake into bite-size cubes.
Meanwhile, beat cream until stiff. Fold into the pudding mixture.
Layer pudding, cake, sliced strawberries, and strawberry mixture. Repeat the layers; garnish with reserved strawberries.
Makes 12 servings.