- Wash and towel-dry strawberries. Cut the leaf-end of the strawberries so that the strawberries are standing flat and upright. With a small knife, gently cut an ‘X’ in each strawberry, cutting almost to the bottom. Gently spread the strawberry petals apart with your fingers.
- Combine the mascarpone cheese, cream, sugar, vanilla extract, vanilla bean seeds, and orange zest in large stand up mixer. Whip until soft peaks form. Be sure not to over-whip. Scrape cream mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.
- Fill each strawberry carefully with the cream mix. Serve immediately.
(Optional: Garnish with shaved chocolate)
Recipe inspired by Bobby Flay