I love to bake. Probably a little TOO much (there are pros and cons to knowing how to make delicious desserts, if you know what I mean).
When Cake Boss Baking asked if I would be willing to come up with an ice cream-inspired recipe for July’s #SummerSundae theme to be featured on CakeBossBaking.com, I eagerly accepted the challenge. While I was compensated for my time, all thoughts and opinions – as well as the recipe – are my own.
I perused the Cake Boss Baking bakeware selection to see what might inspire me to bake something that would make an ideal summer dessert and found it right here. This mini pie pan made me think of a fresh strawberry pie that is in my old family cookbook. It is one of my favorite pie recipes ever, and I knew it would be perfect made into individual pies as well as topped with ice cream. Strawberries are in season this time of year, too. How could I resist?
I love that this recipe uses rather simple ingredients (and not too many of them):
Fresh Strawberry Mini Pies a la Mode
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
4-5 tablespoons cold water
1 pound strawberries divided
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
And of course…vanilla ice cream!
Check out my full recipe and instructions on CakeBossBaking.com (I’m still so excited to see it there!).
Summer Sundae – Baking Just Got Cooler Summer Sweepstakes
Cake Boss Baking Summer Sundae – Baking Just Got Cooler Summer Sweepstakes, which is LIVE on the Cake Boss Baking Facebook Page now through August 7th.
During the course of the Summer Sweepstakes, check out Cake Boss Baking Facebook and other branded social media sites, where they’ll be featuring creative baking recipes made with ice cream (including MY recipe for Fresh Strawberry Pie a la Mode!) as well as hosting a sweepstakes for the chance to win amazing prizes, including a grand prize trip for 2 to Buddy’s expanded baking facility in Lackawanna, NJ. It’s easy to enter…so Go enter NOW!
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Win my favorite Cake Boss Baking Bakeware (worth $75!)
Cake Boss Baking invited me to pick out some of my favorite bakeware to give away to one lucky reader. Here is my (dare I say..) AMAZING selection of bakeware that could be yours!
- Mini Pie Pan
- Beechwood Rolling Pin
- 2-Tablespoon Mechanical Cookie Scoop
- 11-Inch by 17-Inch Cookie Pan with Drop Zones with Red Silicone Grips
With these 4 items, you can make the BEST mini pies (like my strawberry mini pies a la mode) and cookies and WOW all of your family and friends.
* Giveaway ended June 29, 2014 *
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