Strawberry shortcake

Question. What is strawberry shortcake?
Answer. Strawberry shortcake is a light dessert that refers to a sponge cake that is layered with strawberries and Chantilly cream, giving you a very light-tasting cake. As a cake you may use vanilla sponge cake or a Genoise recipe. As a filling you may use a number of popular creams such as Pastry cream, or simply a very light cream.

Strawberry shortcake finished product

Strawberry shortcake demo


What you will learn from this lesson

  • Preparing the simple syrup
  • Strawberries preparation
  • Preparing the filling
  • Preparing the apricot glaze
  • Preparing the vanilla sponge cake for assembly
  • Assembly of strawberry shortcake


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All the recipes in our course are given by weight and percentages. The advantage of having a recipe in percentages is of extreme importance. You can alter the size of the recipe to any size you wish, and most importantly you can make recipe comparisons to notice the effects of ingredients between recipes.

How to make Chantilly cream

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NOTES: You can use all vanilla powder or all vanilla extract, but we prefer to use some vanilla powder and skim milk powder in order to stiffen the whipping cream. We find perfect sweetness of the whipping cream when 20% of sugar is used (20% of the weight of the whipping cream), but you may adjust the amount to your taste.

How to make simple syrup (30 baumé)

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