Strawberries and cream with lady fingers…
I made this trifle/parfait creation for the newsroom’s potluck last night. All ingredients were purchased at Kiva, an organic food store located downtown near the library. Nice selection of products, but I prefer Capella Market for their wide variety, lower prices and emphasis on local businesses. Interestingly, the people shopping in Kiva came from all different walks of life: busy college kid, aging hippie, new parent, etc. It’s nice that such differing people can coexist in our little town. :)
Here’s the recipe I used to make the whipped cream. At first, I dreaded the thought of whisking/whipping the cream by hand - I could already feel my forearm cramping up - but soon remembered that I had a powerful hand mixer that whipped the cream up in less than five minutes.
It’s just as easy to assemble the rest of this dish. You can layer however you like, but I thought it’d be good if the ladyfingers could soak up some strawberry flavor. I’d imagine that this would taste best after chilling in the fridge so that all the flavors could marry, but I didn’t wait before eating mine, so I wouldn’t know. :)