My sister Shauri took engagement photos for Abram and I. She told me that the key would be getting out early enough for good lighting. I told her that the key would be making sure we got a good breakfast. We took some before and some after we ate at La Madeleine. We are decidedly happier in the post-breakfast pictures. These strawberries were part of the reason.
I should mention these berries make a great dessert too.
1/2 c sour cream
3 T brown sugar
1 T Cognac (I omit this ingredient and it still tastes great)
1/2 c heavy cream
3 T granulated sugar
4 c (2 pints) fresh strawberries
Mix the sour cream, brown sugar and Cognac together in a medium bowl.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream with a whisk or an electric mixer until it starts to thicken. Add the granulated sugar and whip until thick.
Using a rubber spatula, fold the cream carefully into the sour cream mixture until well blended.
Just before serving, rinse the berries and trim off the green stems with a sharp paring knife.
Put the berries into stemmed wineglasses and top with the Romanoff sauce.