Strawberries & Cream Bars

Yesterday was a good day.

Yesterday was pureeing strawberries and whipping egg-whites and sugar until glossy white peaks formed …

It was a “Congratulations: You Made the Foodbuzz Top 9!” kind of day.

It was doggie daycare for my Honey Bear where she played and played and played until she just couldn’t play anymore (impossible?!)

It was tennis until it was too dark to see and then “your meatloaf is the best thing in the whole world” for dinner.

It was laughing so hard you cry while brushing your teeth.

And even though, my strawberries and cream bars were not as good as Pips, and they melted before they even made it to my mouth.

It’s okay because, yesterday was still a really good day.

Shopping List (recipe from Pip&Ebby)
2 lbs. Strawberries (2 medium plastic containers from store)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
7 egg whites

Halve and hull your strawberries and then place them in a food processor with 3/4 cup sugar and puree until smooth.

Pour into a 9×13 inch dish and freeze. Mix up the “slushing” strawberries every 30 minutes for 2 hours and then smooth with a rubber spatula.

With an elextric mixer beat your egg whites until they are foamy (high speed) gradually add 3/4 cup sugar and mix until your get glossy, firm peaks. (About 4 minutes)

Pour your egg whites in a separate bowl and clean your mixer.

Next mix your 2/3 cup whipping cream and table spoon of vanilla until it’s thick and puffy. (Again about 4 minutes)

Spread this mixture on top of the freezing strawberry puree. Cover and freeze for at least 24 hours. My bars didn’t get that solid. The minute they were outside of the freezer they started to melt.

The flavor is worth it though. Perhaps serve them individually in a bowl with a spoon, or try freezing them for two days instead. (let me know how yours turn out  or  if you have made them before!)

18 Responses to “Strawberries & Cream Bars”

  1. Liz posted on July 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm (#)

    I love the sound of your day! Seriously, this post made me tear up :)

  2. Michelle O posted on July 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm (#)

    I love you Liz. You’re the greatest :) Thank you.

  3. Erin posted on July 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm (#)

    I want to have that kind of a day! Instead I am tired, and want a nap. Hopefully tomorrow :) As long as that taste good, that is all that matters!

  4. Janet@FromCupcakesToCaviar posted on July 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm (#)

    These look amazing Michelle. I see more top nine in your future :-D

  5. Hester Chang posted on July 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm (#)

    I’m so glad that yesterday was a good day for you :-) Me, too! I hope the rest of the week will be, too! As for these bars… they’re some kind of awesome :-)

  6. The Mom Chef posted on July 28, 2011 at 1:04 am (#)

    “Good day” is definitely a relative term, isn’t it. I’m glad that yesterday was so good and I definitely think your bars are outstanding.

  7. CakeWhiz posted on July 28, 2011 at 2:02 am (#)

    nice to hear that yesterday was a such a good day for you :)

    i wish i had these bars yesterday when i was out in the heat. it was sooo hot!

    -Abeer @ http://www.cakewhiz.com

  8. Ann posted on July 28, 2011 at 2:21 am (#)

    The strawberry bars look incredible and I’m glad you had a terrific day…I love those sort of days!

  9. Ana Helena posted on July 28, 2011 at 2:38 am (#)

    What a fun day and beautiful dessert. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Sutapa posted on July 28, 2011 at 5:50 am (#)

    You just make irresistibly delicious eye catching bars!

  11. Ruth posted on July 28, 2011 at 8:23 am (#)

    Congratulations on top 9! And your great day!

  12. Chaucee posted on July 28, 2011 at 9:57 am (#)

    oh MY that looks delicious!

  13. Parsley Sage posted on July 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm (#)

    So delicious! Meg has the best stuff over at her site. I make it allllll the time :) I think yours turned out beautifully! And so glad you had such an awesome day! Buzzed

  14. Curry and Comfort posted on July 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm (#)

    You sounded like you had a perfect day. Especially the strawberries and cream ending. YUM! : )

  15. Adora's Box posted on July 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm (#)

    Beautiful bars! Love the colours. Yah, I remember those Pip & Ebby bars. Delicious.

  16. The Procrastobaker posted on July 29, 2011 at 7:40 am (#)

    This made me smilleee, what a nice summery feeling and just plain happy post! Your bars look gorgeous too, and the meltyness just adds to the fun! :)

  17. Roz from 'la bella vita' posted on July 30, 2011 at 2:25 am (#)

    These are so beautiful; I have to make these immediately! Congrats on making the Top 9; you so deserve it!

  18. Val Curtis posted on August 24, 2011 at 12:28 am (#)

    Hi! Love this, was just reviewing to make them and I wasn’t sure what to do with the egg whites. Should I add them into the whipping cream mixture? Help!

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