This cooking session was very exciting for me and the Step Stool Chef. Today we were joined by a guest Sous Chef… his YaYa (and my mom). She has been so proud of her grandson and his mission in helping kids learn to be leaders in the kitchen that she had to join in on the fun. He was so excited to try YaYa’s No Bake Strawberry Shortcake.
YaYa shared this neat little trick with a straw that to get rid of the hulls. Just turn the strawberry over so the green leafy bit faces down, place your straw over the pointy end of the berry, and push straight down. The green leafy bit pops right off in the end of your straw and the hard white core of the berry is gone! Your strawberry has been hulled! No muss, no fuss.
Next, slice the angel food cake in the middle allowing you to remove the top half of the cake and place on a separate plate. Because the cake is so soft and flaky, your sous chef may have to help hold the top so that the cake doesn’t crumb or rip.