Refined Strawberry Shortcake
Loads of fresh berries were a given. But for a refined version of this classic dessert, the key was engineering a cake that could take the juice—and hold on to the berries.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
For our Refined Strawberry Shortcake, we used a genoise sponge cake, whose structure is dependent on egg proteins versus the weaker gluten proteins of a butter cake, making it better able to absorb the berries’ juice without breaking down. ...