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Food Bites: Strawberry, Basil & Balsamic Shortcake

Happy Monday Everyone!!! Today’s post is another post about… FOOD!! This was made last weekend when I was hanging out with my friend Sara and her precious baby girl. Last Monday I brought you one of her famous flat bread pizza recipes… so today I am sharing our dessert.. And let me tell you it is AMAZING!!! It is a different spin on the traditional Strawberry Shortcake.. This one is made with Fresh Strawberries, Fresh Basil and Balsamic Vinegar { I know it sounds weird.. but it is PHENOMENAL and I promise you will love it}

NOTE** this is a quick and easy dish to make, do NOT refrigerate overnight as the strawberries juice is released very quickly and will turn soggy if prepared overnight… think wine/fermented should you overnight them**

– 1 pound {lb} of strawberries
– 1 tablespoon {tbsp} of chiffoanode cut basil {about 4-5 fresh basil leaves}
– 1/4 cup of sugar
– Mini Angel Food Cake Bundlets
– 2 tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
– 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
– 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

– Cut strawberries in quarters and toss in a bowl
– Add 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar {if you don’t wish to use a measuring cup… just make sure to add enough to ensure that strawberries are marinating in it}
– Add 1/4 cup of sugar by sprinkling and evenly distributing on top of the strawberries
– Add the chiffanode basil { Chiffanode cutting: Take the basil leaves; stack the leaves on top of one another and layer them; roll the leaves into a cigar like roll, now rock the knife back and forth making thin slices}
– Stir the mixture of basil, sugar, balsamic vinegar and strawberries
– Cover and refrigerate for around 1.5- 2 hours

– Take mixture out of the refrigerator and spoon on top of the Angel Food Cake bundlet. Be sure to drizzle the balsamic vinegar mixture as well {it will be a sweet taste} 
– Scoop out ice cream
– Add homemade whipped cream {blend/whip heavy whipping cream until it turns into a thick cream}
– Voila!!!! Enjoy!!

What are some of your favorite desserts? I would love to hear… 

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