Friday, July 20, 2012

Strawberry Romanoff Sauce . . . like La Madeleine!

I adore the strawberry romanoff at La Madeleine!
It's so French-y!
Not that I've ever been to France to know if something is "French-y"
but in my mind, that's what it's like!

Cobblestone walkways,
Chefs in floppy white hats,
fresh fruits and pastries . . .
 . . . and fabulous cream that you would be willing to lick off the floor.

That's Strawberry Romanoff.

A year or two ago I thought, "there can't be much to that sauce."

When I think "much to that . . . "  what I'm really saying is "Surely I can figure something out that's somewhat close!"

Remember the Primo body sprays from the 80's -- you know, the ones that said, "If you love Giorgio, then you'll love Primo!" 

Well, that's kind of what I mean when I say close!  As in, if you had the sauces side by side, you could probably surely tell the difference; but if you were going for a "Oh my word!  That's like La Madeleine!"  Then you'd have it!

Enough explaining about it; here's the recipe!

Strawberry Romanoff

1 cup strawberries, hulled and rinsed
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cream OR 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Rinse berries and trim stems with a paring knife.

Mix remaining ingredients and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes.

Put berries in stemmed glass and top with sauce.

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