January 20, 2009
I've never been one for the status quo and while I can appreciate the classics, it's best not to rest on our laurels. An appropriate sentiment on a day when we celebrate what will hopefully be a fresh new approach in our country- today an old standby dessert, Strawberry Shortcake is also getting a face lift. With this weeks's TWD, Berry Suprise Cake, I bid farewell to store bought sponge cake and Redi Whip for a fresher better version.
I brushed my mini genoise cakes with creme de cassis syrup then layered them with cream cheese/whipped cream filling and farmers market fresh raspberries. The end result was light and delicious- a great way to celebrate a very special Inauguration Day!