Elegant Éclairs with Homemade Whipped Cream & Wine-Infused Strawberries

Indulge yourself, you know you want to. This easy to make and extravagantly delicious dessert will not only make your stresses go away (OK, maybe just for a few minutes) but will also impress the lucky people you share it with. This is my take on Masterchef Season 4 winner Chef Luca Manfè’s “Strawberry Shortcake with Bauli Mini Croissants & Whipped Cream.”

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Elegant Eclairs with Homemade Whipped Cream and Wine-Infused Strawberries

Total Time: 15 Minutes        Serves: 4

Let’s Get Started:

2 Packages (6 per package) of Bauli Mini Croissants, halved11094334_647196081983517_2420268203236458509_n
1 c heavy whipping cream
¼ c powdered sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1 c fresh strawberries
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 T white wine (or more, who’s counting 😉 )
1 T granulated sugar
Fresh Mint, finely chopped (optional)

               Let’s Get Cookin’:

11870719_647196131983512_7246038042515738072_nToss the strawberries with white wine, lemon juice, granulated sugar and chopped mint. Let sit in bowl.
Bring the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla to a whipped volume with a stand mixer or a whisk.
Fill halved mini croissants with strawberries and whipped cream.

Let’s Get Creative:

I found the mint in the recipe to be delicious but some people may be opposed to it, in which case feel free to leave it out!
Mid-August is when strawberries are the most “in-season” fruit, which is why I chose them for this dessert! However the recipe will be just as yummy with other fruits such as peaches or raspberries (or raspberries infused with champagne… hmm next time!). If you’re looking for easier ways to whip up some homemade whipped cream, you’ll want to check out this post from My King Cook! 🙂

Enjoy! Stay Classy! xx



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