These no bake bars combine two summer favorites: s’ mores and strawberries and cream. A thick graham cracker crust, topped with white chocolate and strawberry bits and strawberry marshmallow fluff. Read on for the recipe and the history of the classic combo of strawberries and cream.
I left the US for the first time this past weekend. My boyfriend, David, sister, Casey, and her boyfriend, Don, and I visited Niagara Falls, Ontario to see the falls. The waterfalls themselves are probably one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. In fact, I was so blown away that I forgot to take any pictures! I did get some shots of us by the whitewater rapids beneath the falls.
Strawberries and cream seem like a natural combo but who was the first to try it out? Thomas Wolsey, a close friend of King Henry VIII, was the force behind the Hampton Court. The Court’s kitchens were some of the largest in England at the time and the chefs favored quick desserts. One of the dishes served to an average of 600 guests a day was British strawberries topped with fresh whipped cream. The cream was an unusual choice as dairy products were considered to be food for the poor.
In the early 1900s, King George V is believed to have introduced the dish at Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Strawberries and cream are now widely associated with the tournament. Each year at Wimbledon over 20 tons of strawberries and 7000 liters of cream are consumed.