Vanilla Sponge Strawberry and Cream Cake

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Vanilla Sponge Strawberry and Cream Cake

This cake is absolute heaven. Lightly sweet with full strawberry flavor. A nice twist on your traditional strawberry shortcake. Has the hint of vanilla in the cake that is light and airy, the layer has fresh strawberry reduction which adds just the right amount of sweetness, top this with fresh cut strawberries and beautiful whipped cream and the outside?? Well nothing short of amazing since this is Swiss Meringue Buttercream and that is not your typical buttercream by any means of the imagination. Put them all together and you have a burst of yumminess all in one bite.

Fresh Strawberry Reduction

Fresh Strawberry Reduction
Fresh Strawberry Reduction

This naturally sweet reduction can be used for so many purposes. Excellent on toast, between layers of cake as in my Vanilla Sponge Strawberry Cream Cake where it adds just the right amount of something to the layers of fresh strawberries or I have also used this as a filling in cupcakes for a nice sweet surprise. Using honey as my primary sweetener adds just the right amount sweet to an already perfect fruit. šŸ™‚

How to Freeze Foods Longer

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How to Freeze Foods Longer

Have you ever froze something to later find out when you take it out of the freezer it has freezer burn or did not stay as fresh as when you froze it????
The problem is not your freezer it is how you froze it to begin with and with proper freezing techniques you can have that corn you grew 2 summers ago taste as if you just picked it. Maybe you made enough gravy over thanksgiving you can actually freeze it for next year at thanksgiving and it will taste like you just made it that day.