I first had this on my Card Making Cruise this past March. Only one person on the table ordered this as I think most of us didn't think a cold fruit soup was a great idea for an appetizer. Once we all had a taste however, we all got it, it was really very delicious.
I still think this makes a better dessert or special breakfast, but really...I could eat this anytime.
- 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries ( or 2 cups frozen)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 cups minced strawberries
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- a few mint leaves
With great fan-fare, pour the Bisque around the tower. This is how it was served on the cruise.
To create tower, use a small round mold. Alternately you could use a tomato paste can (emptied and open on both ends). Carefully transfer the compote to center of bowl and release.
It's best to use compote that is freshly made. I made one once with compote that had sat in the fridge for a few hours and it didn't stand up as well.