Well, it appears that strawberry season is over. No more strawberries and bananas with milk (cream & sugar for my dearly beloved, who has never dieted a day in his life) and walnuts, the last batch of strawberry ice cream is being consumed, and, after 3 tries, I finally got this right.
FROZEN STRAWBERRY SQUARES
1 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
No, there's no mistake. There are 3 listings for sugar.
To make the crust, melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave, then stir in the flour, walnuts and brown sugar. (Paula, you can use rice flour or ground almonds for your baby). Combine thoroughly, press into a greased 9x13 pan, and bake at 350F for 20 to 22 minutes, until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
When the crust has cooled, slice the strawberries and mix with 1/4 cup sugar; set aside. As a note, you might wish to puree most of the berries, since the slices can become pretty hard in the freezer, and just keep a few slices for prettiness on the top. Beat the egg whites with 1/2 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Beat the cream with the other 1/2 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. (If you're not into whipping cream yourself, you can certainly use 2 cups of something like cool whip in place of my cream and sugar.) Carefully fold the cream and egg whites together, then fold in the strawberry slices (or puree). Spread atop the cooled crust, top with some pretty strawberry slices, and freeze for several hours. Cut into squares to serve.
My hubby eagerly ate both of my imperfect trials with my 2 youngest sons, and they are working their way through the last one. This enormous piece you see in my fat little fingers may be the only bit of this which I actually get. It's OK. That's better for my butt.
Gaylen, I was thinking of your strawberry patch when I came up with this one. JB can eat it for a week's worth of desserts, and he'll love it.