Strawberries Romanoff

May 10, 2015  •  Category:

strawberries dessert

This is a retro dessert  featured on the menus of continental fine-dining restaurants around the globe; kind of like tiramisu is now.  It was supposedly named after the Romanoff line of czars in Russia, but frankly I did not dig into history books  to give you the exact scoop. I just loved it as a kid because it had my two favorite things: Berries and cream. The classic version included liqueur like Grand Marnier or Curaçao when macerating the strawberries. I prefer it without because I think adding liqueur is too overpowering. Some recipes even add vodka. In any case, it is a good choice for a holiday menu and little time to prepare something elaborate. I wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day 2015!

strawberries dessert

Strawberries Romanoff

Joumana Accad Mediterranean, Middle Eastern May 10, 2015 Dessert, Mother's Day, holiday, cream, strawberry, tagged,

4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Passive Time: 30 minutes


1 pound strawberries hulled and sliced
1/3 cup white granulated sugar or powdered sugar
1 tbsp liqueur optional
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or other flavoring
1 tbsp powdered sugar


1. Place the sliced strawberries in a bowl and add the sugar and liqueur. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

2. Place the whipping cream and powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a mixer bowl and whip till firm, about 5 minutes at maximum speed. Cover and chill till serving time. When ready to serve, place some strawberries in a serving cup and top with cream.

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  1. Susan says:

    I have to admit adding a tiny splash of Grand Marnier and loving it 🙂 I love this dessert and the name! It makes it sound so much more exotic ;

  2. Joumana says:

    @Susan: don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone 🙂

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