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Italian-Style Strawberry Shortcake
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Butter, for greasing pan
  • Flour, for dusting
  • One 17 1/4-ounce package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries, stems removed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeded
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, plus more for garnish

Directions

Block of bittersweet chocolate, for shavingPreheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter 2 sheet trays.

Flour your work surface. Roll out each puff pastry sheet to a 14-inch square. Use a biscuit cutter to cut into 4-inch rounds. Place on the prepared sheet tray and prick with a fork. Bake the pastry until golden brown and puffy, about 15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through cooking. Remove and let cool. Once cool, slice each puffed round into 3 horizontal pieces. 

Meanwhile, add the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice to a medium bowl and toss. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes so the juices develop. 

When ready to serve, add the heavy cream to a large bowl and add the seeds of the vanilla bean. Beat, using a hand mixer, until it thickens. Add the powdered sugar and beat until soft peaks appear. 

To assemble, add a nice dollop of whipped cream to a dessert plate. Top with strawberries and a round of pastry. Repeat the layers, ending with the pastry. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, top with chocolate shavings and serve immediately.

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