Thursday, April 12, 2012

Guest Post: Glorious Treats Makes Brownie Strawberry Shortcakes!

by Darla

You all know that I’ve been fortunate enough to finally have the chance to get back in the kitchen recently, and I have been having so much fun! I’ve made some amazing brownies to share with you soon, and used up extra Easter candy. I’m blessed to have a few more blogging friends to share sweet treats with you, though…and I’m so glad because my refrigerator died yesterday! Now I can’t open it, in the hopes that the food in there won’t spoil before a handy man can fix it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I get to bake again by tomorrow, but until then, you guys just have to meet my guest poster today.

I’m so excited to introduce you to my sweet and talented friend Glory from Glorious Treats. Glory has done some of the most fun party ideas I’ve ever seen, the most creative cookies, and absolutely beautiful, but still easy cupcakes! She is brilliantly creative, and oh so talented.

You have to check her out, so you can become as obsessed with her as I am. :)

Thank you, Glory, for guest posting today! I’m so lucky to have you here!

Hi Bakingdom readers! I’m Glory of Glorious Treats filling in today while Darla is busy setting up her kitchen and home. I know that whenever I move it takes me about 2 years to unpack every last box… hopefully Darla is a bit more organized than me! Now where is that spatula…

Today I have a super simple dessert perfect for enjoying the bounty of strawberries available in spring and summer. I love finding ways to dress up traditional desserts and make them into something extra special. Brownies are always a crowd favorite (and certainly a favorite of mine!). This dessert layers brownies, whipped cream and fresh strawberries in small glasses to create a sweet, individual dessert. I love preparing desserts in individual dishes, there is just something a little extra special about getting a pretty little dessert all to yourself!

Let’s get started…

Brownie Strawberry Shortcake

Brownies- Prepare a batch of brownies using your favorite box mix (for a 8″x8″ pan), or a scratch recipe such as Darla’s Best Brownies. Allow the brownies to fully cool, then cut into small (about 3/4 inch) squares.

Whipped Cream- Using 1 cup of cold heavy cream (often labeled heavy whipping cream), whip until it begins to thicken. While mixing, add 1-2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Continue to beat until desired consistency is reached. Be carefully not to over-beat.

Strawberries- Dice 1 pint of fresh strawberries.

Assembly- Layer brownie bites, strawberries and whipped cream in individual dishes. I used small (5 oz) juice glasses. Individual trifle dishes would work great as well. The ingredient quantities above will produce 6 small desserts (with brownie left over). Feel free to adjust the quantities as needed. If desired, Cool Whip may be substituted for the whipped cream.

Recipe Souce- Glorious Treats

Thanks so much Darla for sharing your beautiful space in blogland with me today! I’ll look forward to seeing more beautiful and sweet things from you once you’re all settled.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sara April 12, 2012 at 9:38 am

Oh wow yum! These look just totally delicious! I love brownie bites with ice cream, and I bet they’re amazing with strawberries and whipped cream. So good! :)

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2 Joan Hayes@chocolate and more April 12, 2012 at 9:46 am

This is perfect, we’re going strawberry picking this weekend, I know hubby will love, love, love this!

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3 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

These are absolutely lovely! Yum!

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4 Pam April 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

Think I will make some of these as push-up pops!

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5 Tina@flourtrader April 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

I do like crafty as well as tasty desserts, so thank you for the into to Glorious Treats. The flavors layered here are a delicious as well as stunning choice. I hope the fridge gets fixed soon Darla!

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6 Alba April 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

Darla, I can’t see the pictures of this post… :( Don’t know what’s wrong. Anyone else is having this problem?

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7 Kathia April 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Brownies and strawberries, sounds delicious.

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8 Amy April 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Love how simple yet delicious these look! Can’t wait to try them Monday night, I am hosting book club and think these will be perfect!

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9 shelly (cookies and cups) April 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

These are so great! Nothing better than a chocolate/strawberry combo :)

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10 Katira April 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I love any dessert involving brownies, and I love any dessert involving strawberries. This looks absolutely scrumptious! I almost wouldn’t be able to resist making it a sundae.

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11 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme April 13, 2012 at 8:41 am

This is such a great idea! I love the combination of chocolate and strawberries. Look forward to making this!

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12 Nann April 13, 2012 at 11:20 am

These look so good that I want one now. Gloria’s photograph is beautiful and the brownies and strawberries are so tempting. So glad you featured her. I love her blog……and yours. Absolutely delightful and delicious!!

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13 Glory/ Glorious Treats April 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

Thanks so much for sharing your blog with me Darla! <3

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14 Leslie April 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Wow.”very creative and still super easy!!!!!

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15 Maryden25 April 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Wow! what a mouthwatering post you have here Darla. Love it! and i will surely try this. Thanks for sharing this with us and i’m looking forward on your next post!

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16 Sue April 14, 2012 at 1:05 am

The brownies look so fudgey, and I think cutting them into cubes is a perfect idea.:) Looks yummy!

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17 Yael April 14, 2012 at 7:31 am

I love your blog! Hope things worked out OK with the refrigerator! I just gave you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog after it had been passed on to me. Keep doing what you do!

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18 Elizabeth April 14, 2012 at 11:31 am

These look better than McDonald’s!
GB2 God Bless, Go Bake!

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19 Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking April 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Hi Darla and Glory! It’s my first comment here so thought I’d say “Hi” first before I jump in.

Fantastic brownie strawberry shortcake, Glory, they look amazing. Love the wonderful red of the strawberries just lighting up the treats. I’d so love to have a couple of these in front of me right now, wouldn’t last long I can tell you that. Om nom nom!

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20 Mhikkai April 17, 2012 at 4:28 am

I agree that this is very creative.. Thank you for the help here! Gosh this is very delicious and makes my mouth water.. I love this!

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21 Stephanie April 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

These look amazing! So much more special than if it was just whipped cream on a brownie.

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22 ANDREA COUTINHO May 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

que delicia e muito bonito!!1

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