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Month: December 2020

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake!

Strawberry shortcake became popular in the United States in 1850 as a celebration of summer. Today, strawberry shortcake remains a favorite summer dessert among most Americans and even has a National Strawberry Shortcake Day celebrated on June 14th.

Traditionally made with either a vanilla sponge cake or biscuit, strawberry shortcake is a layered dessert of cake, sliced strawberries, and delicious whipped cream. We simplified this strawberry shortcake recipe from The Food Network for an easy and delicious summer dessert, perfect for any operation to create:

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients:

For the Berry Layer:
1 ½ lb sliced frozen strawberries (thawed)
5 tbs sugar

For the Shortcake:
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
2 tbs sugar
¾ tsp salt
1 ½ c heavy whipping cream

For the Whipped Cream:
1 ½ c heavy whipping cream
3 tbs sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp grated lemon zest

Directions:

  1. Add 3 tbs sugar to the sliced and stemmed strawberries. Mix the berries well and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt to make the shortcake. Mix to combine. Then add 1 ½ c heavy cream and stir to combine. Spread mixture evenly in an 8-inch square baking pan.
  4. Bake in the oven until golden for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Remove the shortcake from the pan and let it cool on a rack. Cut the cake into six pieces and cut each piece horizontally in half.
  6. Whip the cream with sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest.
  7. On one layer of each cake, add a dollop of sliced berries and a dollop of whipped cream. Top with the shortcake top. Spoon more strawberries and cream on top.

Serves six.

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Related Link: Other Great Recipes

Happy Holidays from Wawona Frozen Foods!

It has been a different and difficult year for all of us, and we hope that you spend this holiday season doing whatever makes you happy with your loved ones. Wawona Frozen Foods thanks all of its customers for a great year, and hopes to continue to satisfy all of your foodservice needs for this upcoming year.

Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the best solutions for your operation in all fruit categories, from Wawona’s Signature Peaches to delicious pears and strawberries for any fruity treat. Have a great holiday and Happy New Year!

The Versatile and Delicious Açai Bowl!

Have you heard of the notorious acai bowl? It’s one of the most popular superfood bowls in popular demand today.
Acai is a popular berry rich in nutrients and provides a large dose of antioxidants for your body’s proper function. There are plenty of acai bowl recipes out there, so make sure to find one that suits you.

Your acai bowl will be a delightful smoothie-bowl topped with your favorite fruits. Here is just one of the ways you can make an excellent, customizable acai bowl!

Blend Your Ingredients Together
First, you’ll want to gather a substantial amount of fresh ingredients and blend them into a thick, smoothie mixture.

Your smoothie should consist of:

  • Fresh or frozen acai berries
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of peeled apple slices
  • ½ a cup of blueberries
  • 1-2 cups of ice depending on your desired temperature.

Blend the ingredients together then pour them into a medium-sized bowl.
You can also consider using winter fruits for your acai bowl this holiday season.

Related: Fruit is Your Sweet Solution for a Healthy Diet

Add Fresh Toppings
Once you’ve blended up your ingredients, it’s topping time!

Here are just a few of the wonderful toppings that you can add to your bowl.

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Banana Slices
  • Apple Crisps
  • Chia or Flax Seeds
  • Kiwi
  • Mango

The acai bowl is all about eating healthy in a fun and exciting way. Let us know what you include in your acai bowl!

Are you trying to find the perfect ingredients for your fruit-based acai bowl? Wawona has you covered. Contact us for high-quality ingredients!

Low-Calorie Fruity Desserts!

Low-calorie fruity desserts are an ideal choice for those who want something to quench their sweet tooth without blowing their daily calorie count. By indulging in a low-calorie fruity dessert, you’ll stay well within your caloric-intake.

Our Top Five Picks for Low-Calorie Fruity Desserts
These mouth-watering fruity desserts a delicious whether you are watching your calories or not. Here are our top five fruit desserts:

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are a sophisticated and delicious dessert that’s always a crowd favorite. When making this easy recipe, you’ll want to use the best quality strawberries and chocolate.

Baked Peaches with Fresh Vanilla Ice Cream
It’s like eating a decadent peach pie without the crust. This delicious recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with its caramelized peach flavor.

Healthy Peach Crisp
All the goodness of warm peaches and rolled oats make this dessert tough to resist. This vegan dessert bakes pretty quick for a tasty bite.

Frozen Berry Yogurt Fruit Bites
Ridiculously easy to make, this recipe only calls for two ingredients: frozen berries and your favorite vanilla yogurt. The most difficult part is waiting for the fruit bites to chill.

Healthy Blueberry Cobbler
This healthy blueberry cobbler uses maple syrup instead of sugar to sweeten up this belly-warming dish that’s tough to resist.

Craving peaches and berries that aren’t in season? Shop Wawona Frozen Fruits, which bake well in fruity desserts.

Related Link: Fruit is Your Sweet Solution for a Healthy Diet 

Top 5 Fruit Food Trends For 2021

Are you looking to add more fruits to your menu? There are tons of trends. Check here for whole foods list of trends in 2021.
Here are 5 fruit food trends for you this coming year.

Increased Use of Chickpeas

Chickpeas are an awesome legume. They’re high in protein, fiber, and most importantly: deliciousness.
You should expect to see more chickpea eaters and producers.
Offer chickpea incorporated dishes if you want to take your fruit and vegetable items to the next level this year.
You can also incorporate fresh winter fruits.

Impossible Meat

Impossible meat is the new fad of the food industry.
Essential, impossible meat is using fruits, vegetables, and anything that’s not meat to make a meat-like flavor/texture.
You can implement a few different impossible meat dishes to your menu to stay up to date next year.

Related; Fruit is Your Sweet Solution for a Healthy Diet

Probiotic’s Prime Time

Probiotics are a fresh way to influence gut bacteria and create a healthier gut biome.
Fruits can provide beneficial probiotics. Give a probiotic take on a fruit dish this year!

Clean and Convenient Chewables

Everyone wants something that they can chew on and eat quickly on the go.
Use fruits to your advantage and turn them into chewable snacks to match strong trends.
Get creative with fruits for the holidays.

Health Centric Sourcing

Fruits have always been healthy, but now more than ever, healthy fruits are in demand.

Looking for the best place to source your fresh fruit? We have you covered. At Wawona Frozen Foods we present fruits as they should be. Click here to learn more!

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