Mixed Berries Romanoff, similar to Strawberry Shortcake, but better. Any berries will be tasty in this simple recipe. Buy whatever berries are in season.
When we make Mixed Berries Romanoff, Don makes the shortcake and I do the rest. I love to use in-season fruits and vegetables in my meals, don’t you? Well, July is “July Belongs to Blueberries Month,” and blueberries are a super idea for this dessert. I love blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and even mango in this tasty treat.
Because I’m sensitive to both gluten and cow’s milk, I usually skip the shortcake and simply eat the berries in a beautiful glass. You can read more about how I healed myself with food here.
And yes, it’s those Romanoffs. The original recipe was named for the royal family in Imperial Russia at whose court mostly French food was served. So you can imagine how good this is.
I changed Don’s Strawberries Romanoff from simply strawberries to a mixed berry combination of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Also, the original recipe calls for either Grand Marnier or Cointreau, but we didn’t have either of these liqueurs, so I used Triple Sec. It was delicious.
What You Need
I use an electric hand mixer to make whipped cream. Don is more talented. He can do it with the old-fashioned mechanical hand mixer. You also need a smaller, deep bowl like a 2-cup measuring cup. If the bowl is too big and wide, it will be hard to whip the cream. Serve your dessert on a beautiful plate (for the shortcake version) or in a lovely champagne glass if you are simply serving the berries.
Mixed Berries Romanoff Recipe
Mixed Berries Romanoff
A delightfully light dessert.
- 2 pints of mixed berries: raspberries strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries (mango is good, too)
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoons powdered sugar divided in half
- 1/3 cup Triple Sec or Gran Marnier or Cointreau
- Zest of one orange or 1/2 teaspoon dried orange zest
- 1 cup heavy cream whipping
- A few drops of vanilla extract
- Wash the berries and pat dry by blotting with paper towel.
- If you are using strawberries, remove stems and slice them into bite-sized pieces.
- Set aside.
- In a bowl mix the sugar, 2 teaspoons powdered sugar, orange zest and Triple Sec until the granulated sugar is dissolved.
- Pour this mixture over the berries and lightly toss to be sure they are all coated with the liquid.
- Refrigerate in a covered bowl until time to serve.
- Whip the heavy cream, adding the remaining 2 teaspoons of powdered sugar (and a few drops of vanilla extract if desired halfway through.)
- Serve the berries over shortcake with a dollop of whipped cream, or separately without the shortcake.
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