Learn how to make Strawberry Napoleon

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Chicago Steakhouse’s Strawberry Napoleon
(Strawberry ricotta cookie layered with champagne cream and strawberries)

Strawberry Ricotta Cookies

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
3 cups ricotta cheese

2 large eggs
1 egg  yolk
4 cups cake flour

2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon strawberry puree

Step 1: Cream sugar and butter together.

Step 2: Add to ricotta cheese and mix all together.

Step 3: Add 2 eggs and yolk with the strawberry puree.

Step 4: In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder together then add this to the above mixture ingredients. (DO NOT OVER MIX.)

Step 6: Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes.

Step 5: Chill for one hour before use.

Champagne Cream

1 ½ cup champagne
½ cup Orange Juice
3 egg yolks
1 egg
¼ cup cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter

Step 1: Pour champagne, orange juice and sugar into pot and bring to a boil.

Step 2: Mix together the eggs, egg yolk and cornstarch in separate bowl.

Step 3: Tempur egg mixture with champagne-orange juice mixture and cook on low heat until it thickens up.

Step 4: Add butter and mix together
Step 5: Let the mixture cool for an hour before using.

Assembling the Strawberry Napoleon:

Step 1: Place ricotta cookie on a plate.

Step 2: Put champagne cream in piping bag and pipe on top of ricotta cookie, alternating between cookie, cream, cookie, cream, etc.
Step 3: Decorate with fresh Strawberries.

Step 4: ENJOY!


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