can you put fresh strawberries as a filling? i want a strawberry filling but i don't want to have to cook them down. jw thanks
Yes. I pipe a nice tall dam around the layer--I whip some cream until it is very stable --not whipped into butter but whipped where it won't weep--put part of the whipped cream down--layer the cut strawberries like a mosaic onto that--cover that with another layer of whipped cream --put the cake layer--etc.
And so you gotta keep this friged too--but the whipped cream creates a nice fatty barrier to keep your strawberries from peeing out the side of the cake.
I freeze this filling too.
Use a very sharp knife because it will keep the strawberries from juicing out better than a dull knife. I cut mine small so it serves well. I mean I like nice big blobs of strawberry juju but it makes for messy servings.
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I use Brill strawbery glaze with my fresh strawberries.It tastes and looks really good. Your local grocery store should carry strawberry glaze in their produce department.
I was going to mention the strawberry glaze that is usually sold in the produce section of the market, that way you can have the syrup part without having to cook the strawberries and making your own. Good Luck!
thanks so much