Things in my home that are red:
oven mitt and pot holders
smaller weekend bag
my favorite scarf
surprisingly, only one shirt
And now, this recipe for strawberries with chamomile whipped cream.
Homemade whipped cream! Can’t go wrong. It’s easy and so light and wonderful. There’s no other way to eat whipped cream.
This time it’s infused with chamomile tea, which adds a super subtle herbal flavor. I may try steeping the tea a bit longer next time. Not sure that you’d notice the flavor unless someone told you, but then I think you’d agree the chamomile is worth adding.
This looks so simple, but it turned out to be so, so good. There is no chocolate in sight, and this treat of juicy, sweet strawberries paired with cool cream didn’t need any.
We got carried away and ate this before dinner. It was too good to wait.
strawberries with chamomile whipped cream
Having fresh whipped cream infused with chamomile tea in your kitchen feels pretty fancy. I love this simple dessert of so few ingredients, which is perfect for when you come across some very good strawberries.
1 cup chilled heavy cream
2 chamomile tea bags or 2 teaspoons dried chamomile flowers
2 pints fresh strawberries, quartered
3 tablespoons sugar
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add 1/2 cup of cream and let cook uncovered just until bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Remove the pan from heat and add chamomile. Let the tea steep for 20 minutes. Pour the cream into a medium bowl, cover, and chill for two hours.
About an hour before the cream has done its time in the fridge, toss the strawberries with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a medium bowl. Let the berries sit and get juicy for the next hour.
If using dried chamomile flowers instead of tea bags, strain the chamomile cream through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl. Add another 1/2 cup of cream and 1 tablespoon of sugar to the chamomile cream.
Beat chamomile cream in an electric mixer with a whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Do this by starting at a low speed and gradually increasing the speed (every couple of minutes) as the cream continues to thicken.
Use a spoon to serve chamomile cream over strawberries placed in bowls or on plates.
Serves 4 to 6. Recipe from Bon Appétit.