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Thursday, February 24, 2011

C's First Dessert - Sweet Berry Shortcakes

C made her first dessert all by herself the other night. For Christmas she received from her auntie Audra the Pink Princess Cookbook. Since we were making Puff Pastry Empanadas for dinner I put a sheet of puff pastry aside for her. She had so much fun and I enjoyed watching her. I think we might have a pastry chef on our hands...lol Here is the recipe so you can share it with your little princess. I also recommend this book for all pretty princesses. The ingredients are simple and the directions are easy to read.

Sweet Berry Shortcakes


* 1 sheet puff pastry dough
* 2 tablespoons butter, melted
* 2 tablespoons sugar

For Berries:

* 2 cups blueberries and sliced strawberries
* 1-2 tablespoons sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


* Whipped Cream

Thaw puff pastry for 10-15 minutes
Preheat oven to 375

The directions says to open a sheet of pastry and on a floured work surface gently roll out and smooth pastry. (I did not do this...skip to next step)

Use a cookie cutter to cut out pastries. (C used a medium size flower cutter from my bento supplies)

Place flower pastry cut outs on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush each flower with the melted butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

While pastry is baking in a medium bowl add your mixed berries. Sprinkle with sugar and add vanilla. Toss gently and set aside.

When baked pastry flowers are cooled begin the building fun! Layer the flower pastries and berries any way you want and garnish with whipped cream. I help C make the one for the final picture but she made everyone else's plates and she had a blast!


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