Deconstructed Mixed Berry Shortcake in Mason Jar

Deconstructed Mixed Berry Shortcake in Mason Jar

Ingredients

For the Genoise Cake

  • egg whites
  • egg yolks
  • 4/5  Cups  sugar A
  • 1/5  Cup  sugar B
  • 3/4  Cups  cake flour
  • 2/5  Cups  butter

For the Creme Anglaise

  • 4/5  Cups  milk
  • 32  Grams  vanilla bean
  • 3  Tablespoons  sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  sugar
  • egg yolks
  • 2 1/2  Tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1  Teaspoon  Cognac
  • 2  Tablespoons  condensed milk

For the Toppings

  • 1/2  Cup  fresh strawberries, blueberries and
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  powdered sugar
  • 1  Tablespoon  Reddi-wip

Directions

For the Genoise Cake

1. Sift flour
2. Gradually mix egg whites and “Sugar A”
3. Whisk egg yolks and “Sugar B.” Combine with egg white mixture
4. Mix in flour to egg mixture and carefully fold in the melted butter
5. Place on parchment paper and bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes
6. Once baked, cut genoise into small circles and freeze

For the Creme Anglaise

1. In a bowl, mix together egg yolks, sugar and sifted flour
2. Vertically slice the vanilla bean and remove seeds (keep seeds)
3. Heat milk, vanilla bean and seeds in a pot until warm (do not boil)
4. Pour heated mixture gradually into the egg yolk mixture; mix thoroughly
5. Heat and whisk entire mixture on low until it thickens
6. Let cool and add Cognac and condensed milk

For the Toppings

1. Cut strawberries into tiny cubes; top with powdered sugar and let macerate at room temperature
2. Dip genoise circles in Kirsch syrup (cherry brandy)
3. Spoon macerated strawberries into the mason jar; add a layer of the creme anglaise
4. Drop the soaked genoise on top of anglaise and whoosh with Reddi-wip
5. Spoon in more strawberries and drop another circle of genoise; add anglaise
6. Continue layering dessert until filled and top with Reddi-wip and fresh berries

Berry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Berry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.