Grilled Strawberry Shortcake
Yield 4 servings
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Shortcake and Glaze
- 16 large strawberries, from a 1-pound package, hulled
- 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 store-bought pound cake, sliced into 1/2-inch slices
Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
For the lemon cream: Beat the cream, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest in a mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Add the sour cream and then hand whisk until slightly more thickened. Place in a 1-gallon resealable bag, chill and set aside. This can be made ahead of time and kept well chilled until ready to use.
For the shortcake and glaze: Slide 4 strawberries onto each skewer. Mix together the sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.
Grill the cake slices using tongs until grill marks appear, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Follow by grilling the strawberries, flipping once, until grill marks appear, about 3 minutes. Transfer the strawberries to a cutting board and slice in half. Coat the strawberries in the glaze or brush on.
Build the sandwiches by putting lemon cream on one side of the cake, followed by 4 strawberry halves. Add another layer of lemon cream and top with the remaining cake slice.
Special equipment: 4 metal skewers