Red, White and Blue Berry Delight – Strawberries Lenox, blueberries, fresh whipped cream and homemade poundcake make up this festive patriotic holiday dessert!
Ok, so I was going to call this puppy a trifle…
But realized I couldn’t do that in all honesty because I’d left the custard out.
Hmmm….imagine how good it would have been if I’d used custard.
It would have ROCKED!
Not that it doesn’t because each ingredient in this baby is out of this world delicious!
And let me tell you something. Word of advice, really.
Make it with this pound cake recipe. Please.
You’ll be doing a huge disservice to the family and friends you’ll be feeding it to and spending a heck of a lot more money, too.
Trust me on this.
The first time I made it, I bought not one, but TWO of those let’s just shall we say very well known packages of pound cake that can be found in your grocer’s freezer.
You know who’s I’m talking about – female, she’s been around for years and *clearing throat – ahem* “nobody doesn’t like her”.
Well, I bought two of the smaller cakes and when I took them out of the package…BIG let down!!
Have those things shrunk in the past few years or WHAT?!?!
It was clearly half the size I remember the last time I bought it (and yes, that was a few years ago since I’ve been baking more pound cakes myself, but c’mon!) and of course, it costs, MORE!
See it here on my Instagram.
AND it was D-R-Y!
heh heh, this is NOT a good review of that product, is it?
I know time is of the essence when preparing meals and desserts, especially if you’re going to be having company, but really, do yourself and everyone a favor, make this incredibly delicious pound cake that I found in my Fannie Farmer Cookbook.
There’s nothing better.
Oh, AND (before I forget) get this…I only used HALF of the poundcake. Yuppers. H-A-L-F!
There was so much and it was so thick and yummilicious that I could only fit half of it in the bowl.
Eat the rest. Plain. By yourself. In a closet. Where no one else will find you.
You deserve it after making such a great pound cake.
I used my The Fannie Farmer Cookbook Thirteenth Edition, p. 571; author, Marion Cunningham; publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, division of Random House; ISBN 0-394-56788-9 for the pound cake and the Strawberries Lenox recipe for the strawberries with syrup. It’s included below.
I rate everything I make on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and this Red, White, and Blue Berry Delight earned 4 rolling pins.
Yuppers. You need to add this puppy to your MUST-MAKE list.
It was devoured by our family.
The first time I made it, I brought it over to Mr. 365′s aunt and uncles’ house for dinner.
They loved it as well.
It’s the perfect summertime dessert.
Light and fresh, delicious and completely satisfying!
Bet you won’t be able to pass up a second helping. ;-)
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!