Frozen Summer Treat
Posted: Monday, Jul. 01, 2013
Chef Troy Gagliardo
"Chef Troy" Gagliardo hosts a weekly cooking segment called "Tuesdays with Troy" live every Tuesday on Fox News Rising from 7 to 9 am. He has made over 200 appearances on the show showcasing over 600 of his unique original recipes was voted one of the Top Five best chefs in Charlotte in 2013. Troy has penned a cookbook called Seasonal Comfort featuring some of his favorite comfort food recipes, and his business Motown Spice Provisions has supplied restaurants and country clubs in the greater Charlotte area for the past 10 years. He enjoys teaching readers and viewers alike how to build their "cooking confidence" through his recipes and simple technique. He is a self-taught chef who learned early on the important of family and food, and the connection between both, from his parents and grandparents. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ok, its hot. We knew it was coming and here it is. So lets just embrace the summer weather and try to find things to beat the heat. As things get hotter meals get lighter and anything frozen will definitely get it done.
The traditional foole, as it was known centuries ago in England, is pureed/stewed fruit folded into a simple custard. A fool, as it is spelled now, is now usually built in the trifle or parfait style as before but whipped cream replaces the custard.
For my version I take the modern route and layer it with crumbled cake, chill and serve. But then it hit me; why not make a frozen ice cream type sandwich using the some components.
Angel food, or pound cake, sliced and topped with the fool mixture of pureed fresh summer fruit and whipped cream. Top with another slice of cake to make a sandwich, wrap and freeze. This treat is super simple, easy and most of all a refreshing way to use summer fruits in a creative and unique way.
For more recipes visit www.cheftroy.net and be sure to watch Tuesdays with Troy every week from 7-9am on WCCBs Rising.
Frozen Strawberry Fool Sandwiches
1 1/2 Cups-Fresh Strawberries-stem removed and halved
2 Cups-Heavy Whipping Cream
¼ Cup-Powdered Sugar
¼ Teaspoon-Almond Extract
2 Teaspoons-Lemon Zest
1 Loaf-Angel Food Cake-thin sliced
1. Chill bowl of stand up mixer, or glass mixing bowl.
2. Place strawberries in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
3. Place strawberry puree, heavy cream, sugar, extract and zest in chilled bowl.
4. Fit mixer with whip attachment/or use whisk and combine, whisking until stiff peaks form.
5. Spoon some of the whipped cream mixture on half the cake slices.
6. Top with remaining slices, wrap each in plastic wrap and place in freezer for at least 4 hours.
7. When ready to eat, remove from freezer, unwrap and enjoy.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less