Strawberries Romanoff was the 2nd most successful dish of the day, scoring 3.9 on a scale of 1 – 5. Clearly the writer of The New Joys of Jell-O was impressed with this dish, since he or she chose to put a photo of it as a chapter heading. It’s probably my favorite photo in the book. A couple are about to walk into a house. Clearly they are guests at a dinner party, although we cannot see the hostess. The gal carries Strawberries Romanoff in a large glass bowl, and she has coordinated her outfit to match the jello. The couple smiles and seems to be saying, “Hello hostess, we’ve brought jello! But not just any jello – Strawberries Romanoff!” And thus begins the chapter entitled “Bring on the Super Desserts.” Super Desserts? Oh, they’ve already been broughten.
The recipes involves strawberries, sugar, strawberry jello, brandy, Cointreau, and cool whip. You make a layer with the cool whip and a layer without, so the dish has a pretty layered appearance. You serve it from the bowl without unmolding it, according to the instructions. Because of the high volume of jello dishes I made for the party, I was running out of large bowls, so I made it in my flag mold and did unmold it, so mine didn’t turn out so pretty. I thought the berry and booze combination worked, but some guests felt it was too boozy.
“Tastes like alcohol and berries” – Dave
“The foam is nice and sweet.” – Ivanna
“Straightfoward, but satisfying” – Christopher
“Tasty” – Larisa
I would make Strawberries Romanoff again. And if I brought it to a dinner party, I would be sure to wear red.