Thursday, June 30, 2011

Strawberry and Cream Bars

        

    There are some things that just scream summertime and these bars and one of them.
    Imagine a soft custard top over the best strawberry ice. YUM. Make them for 4th
    of July or just make them because they are worth it. Either way your friends and
    family will be ever so grateful!!

                                                          Strawberries and Cream Bars

            2 pounds of strawberries, hulled and halved. (6 cups)
            1 1/2 cups sugar
            coarse salt
            7 large egg whites
            2/3 cup cold heavy cream
            1 teaspoon vanilla

            1) In a blender, combine strawberries, 3/4 cup sugar, and a pinch of salt and
            puree until smooth. Pour into a 9 x 13 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 rubber spatula.
            2) In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat egg whites on high
            until foamy. With mixer on medium, gradually add 3/4 cup sugar. Increase
            speed to high and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form, 3 minutes. In another
            bowl, beat cream and vanilla on high until stiff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes.
            With a rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into the egg white mixture.
            Pour over strawberry mixture and smooth with rubber spatula. Freeze until
            firm, about 4 hours. Makes 12 bars. Everyday Food.
        
             If you are looking for another 4th of July treat here is one of my very first
             posts that I ever did here. Enjoy.
    

56 comments:

  1. Wow...this is different and looks so good. I will try this over the weekend.

    ciao from Newport Beach

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  2. OMG this looks amazing!I have to keep this recipe and make these for my sis - Strawberry-based desserts are her FAVE!

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  3. Those look incredible my friend! You never cease to amaze!

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  4. These look so refreshing especially on a hot southern California day! thanks for the recipe. from a fellow southern california friend
    meg
    henninglove.blogspot.com

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  5. I've never had anything like this but I'm dying to try it! Looks delicious and refreshing!

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  6. I saw this over at Lee La La earlier, it looks so sweet and refreshing!

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  7. Soft custard and vanilla ice cream?! I'm sold!! Perfect summer treat!

    XO Lindsaya

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  8. Ohhh this looks delicious! I have strawberries in my post today too :)

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  9. Yum...heavenly! Have a great 4th. :D

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  10. You're right, these would be a big hit for a July 4th cookout. They scream summer.

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  11. Val your food is always so beautiful. I can't believe this only has 6 ingredients. That is awesome!

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  12. You had me at the custard top! I'm sure these taste as good as they look! Into my dessert file they go!

    XO,
    Janie

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  13. YUMMM!!! That looks super refreshing... Perfect for this weekend! Oh and gorgeous photos!

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  14. these look so delish! love fruity desserts for summer!

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  15. OMG! That looks AMAZING! I am making these!!! THANKS!!!

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  16. Wow, these look amazing!! Definitely summery! :)

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  17. These look so good! I just made some sorbet today, but I could see how topping it off with some custard would raise it up a notch. You always have the best foodie ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. So delicious and such a perfect summer dessert! Love the idea

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  19. yummy! I was looking for an easy 4th of july dessert!

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  20. YUM!!!! (and I love that plate btw)

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  21. Wow Val I will definitely be giving these a try! Happy 4th of July :)

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  22. freaking amazing. I swear when we meet, will you make me these? I will do anything you ask. and I mean, ANYTHING *wink wink*

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  23. aww.. your posts really make me hungry!! :) :) wonderful!

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  24. Hey Val, thanks so much for the comment on my post on Home away from Home - would love for you to pop in at www.mrsrosieposie.blogspot.com and read more posts!

    Your fridge looks very interesting and all these yummy food posts!
    Looking forward to following:)
    x

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  25. Hola, bellas letras visten este impresionante blog, si te va la palabra elegida, la poesía, te invito al mio,será un placer,es,
    http://ligerodeequipaje1875.blogspot.com/
    gracias, buen viernes, besos sinuosos...

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  26. ohhhhh yumm! these look delicious! AND Cute!

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  27. Oh Val! These look beautiful and sinful! I can't wait to give them a try this weekend for the Fourth! What a wonderful and perfect treat for a hot and sunny day! Amazing! Have a great weekend

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  28. wow - those look so delicious! i love the layers.

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  29. That looks so yummy and perfect for a summer dessert. Check out the chilled cantaloupe soup we have posted. Make a comment on that post and you might get a surprise visit from the Fairy Hobmother for a great give away.

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  30. Just stumbled upon your blog....love it...and these Strawberry Cream Bars look oh so yummy for a HOT Florida summer treat:)

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  31. My...these certainly look delicious and sound perfect for the holiday. This is my first time visiting you, I am in Southern California too! Have a great weekend.

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  32. So pretty!! And what a creative and yummy recipe. You are so uber talented friend!

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  33. These look delish! I will definitely be making these for the 4th! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  34. Perfect and so delicious looking for the summer, not just the 4th that's right. :) Already wanting a bite. Hmmmm....

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  35. Today's Canada day here and I think this would look fantastic for canada Day also! Don't you think???

    I just found our dessert! Thanks!!1


    Have a great long weekend.

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  36. YUM! But again, not helping the diet.

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  37. these look so festive and gorgeous! love love love!

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  38. Tons have already said it, but yum!!!

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  39. ooo....these look delightful. So refreshing...

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  40. That looks divine! So happy I found you today! Adding you to my reader!

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  41. This looks amazing my fellow SoCal lady! I already have my 4th of July dessert in the works but I will be making these in the future! Thanks for sharing!

    Check out my blog here: www.atouchofclassmagan.blogspot.com

    XOXO

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  42. Mmmm I would definitely choose one of these over a choc ice!

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  43. Oh WOW, these look AMAZING Val!

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  44. What a beautiful dish, Val! I love the strawberry ice. This would be perfect for all of the yummy strawberries that I picked up yesterday. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I hope you and your family have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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  45. perfect for the fourth! hope you have a great weekend!

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  46. To die for, simply to die for! Those look heavenly! Happy 4th! XOXO ~Liz

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  47. Yum! I'd be very happy with some of these in my freezer!

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  48. i can't wait to try these!! i hope you have a wonderful 4th!!
    www.moddybee.blogspot.com

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  49. hi dear! thank u for all ur comments! :) whatever u cook seems so delicious!! :) why this does not happen to me!!? :) kisses!

    Stefania

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  50. OMG!!! Looks DELISH!!!

    Im your new follower!

    AllGlamThings

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  51. Hey girlie,
    I am going to include this recipe in my Summer party post. It looks so delish!

    Hugs,
    Heather
    www.made-famous-by.com

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