Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wedding Breakfast Cream-filled Strawberries

Have you planned your menu for the Royal Wedding yet?  I've planned mine, though it is nothing as lavish as one would expect to suit such an occasion.  No, I took into consideration local time so decided to incorporate breakfast-type things into the menu.  Here's the plan:

Fresh Strawberries Filled with Cream (recipe below)
Egg Salad in Phyllo Tarts
Bacon-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Olive Cream Cheese Spirals
Buttered Radish Finger Sandwiches
Royal Wedding Scones
Multiple cups of strong tea

(Sounds like breakfast, right?  Eggs, bacon, fruit, toast...)  If you've let time slip away and have nothing to serve, these strawberries are delicious, easy, and can turn any occasion into something special.

Wedding Breakfast Cream-filled Strawberries

10 whole large strawberries, hulled
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 t. almond extract
1 t. orange zest
1/3 cup chopped pecans, finely chopped

Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each strawberry so when filled they'll stand upright. Using a small spoon or scoop, hollow out the inside of the strawberry as well as you can.  Removing the hull is going to leave you some room, you just want to create a bit more.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, extract and zest until combined.  The mixture should be fairly stiff for piping.  Using a pastry bag with the tip of your choice, fill the strawberries with the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of the stuffed strawberries.  Top with additional powdered sugar, if desired. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Kathleen said...

That looks delicious, and the burger under it is fabulous.
I'll send you the link to the pear recipe, it is in one of my old posts.
Have a great weekend. Pattie!

Kathy Walker said...

These look delightful! I must give them a try as the berries are so beautiful right now.

Kathleen said...

I have no way to email you, you have a no reply blogger address.
Here's the link to the Vertical Pear Salad Recipe.
One hint. put a toothpick in the front of each slice so you know how to line it up to get it back together! :)

bj said...

UMMMM, the strawberries sound magnificent...thanks so much for the recipe.
Now, I must hurry and prepare a Royal wedding breakfast myself. :))
Please come by in the morning (not TOO early) and have breakfast with me. :)))

Jacqueline said...

What a royal breakfast! I will be over, are we going to watch it live? The strawberries look gorgeous besides sounding fantastic.

I forgot to mention on my burger comment - I remember going to lunch with my aunt to a department store like that and I too was impressed as a young girl. I remember my sister knocked her chair and spilled her drink and some lady was so upset and we were soooo embarrassed! Fun memories.

Mary said...

Your menu sounds devine and your berries, oh my! I'm going to have to try these~ they look so beautiful too!

annies home said...

so delicious and perfect for a romantic picnic this spring thanks for sharing idea

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Rattlebridge Farm said...

I enjoyed this tremendously!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Pattie! I'm B..A..C..K!!! And just in time too. May is National Strawberry Month and your Cream Filled Strawberries sound utterly sinful!

Thank you so much for sharing. I may just be dreaming about these until I fill the need:)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Oooo I want those strawberries for breakfast royal wedding or no.