Strawberry delight

  • Time cooking time: 6-8 min
  • Yield serves 6 to 8


    1 pound fresh strawberries
    2 ounces sugar
    2 teaspoons Grand Marnier
    2 ounces sugar
    1 teaspoon water
    4 ounces lady fingers

    For vanilla cream:
    1/2 cup milk
    1 teaspoon cornstarch
    3 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla pudding
    2 ounces sugar
    1 1/2 cups boiling milk


    Clean strawberries. Remove stems and mix with 2 ounces of sugar. Refrigerate 1 hour.
    Vanilla cream:
    Mix 1/2 cup milk with cornstarch, and whisk in the eggs, vanilla pudding and sugar. Pour boiling milk over egg mixture, whisking vigorously for a while. Bring custard to a boil in a saucepan. Pour in a bowl to cool, and cover with plastic wrap.
    Save 6 to 8 strawberries for garnish. Puree the rest, and strain. Mix the Grand Marnier with sugar and water.
    Dip the lady fingers in syrup and set on a tray. Pour 1/2 of the vanilla cream in a glass serving bowl. Arrange 1/2 of the lady fingers on top upside down. Pour the strawberry puree over lady fingers.
    Top with remaining lady fingers. Cover with remaining cream. Decorate with reserved strawberries. Chill before serving.
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