While we were enjoying dinner, Katie had a pan of brownies in the oven. She had sliced up a bowl of beautiful strawberries. After dinner, she served brownie squares (still warm) with strawberries and whipped cream. I will have to do triple-duty in the gym tomorrow morning to make up for it! BUT, this does not have to be such a dangerous dessert. It can be made very calorie-friendly by using a low-fat/whole grain brownie (No-Pudge makes a good mix), the strawberries are fine, and a spritz of light whipped cream (Reddi-Whip). This is just too good to pass by!
STRAWBERRY BROWNIE SHORTCAKE
- Your favorite brownie recipe, baked and cooled for about 20 minutes
- About a pint of sliced strawberries, macerated in about 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons orange juice
- Whipped cream
Bake a pan of brownies and let cool for about 20 minutes. Plate brownies and cover with strawberries and a little bit of juice. Top with whipped cream, and just try to go back to a standard strawberry shortcake after this!
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