JesuiticalApril 17, 2020
Capuchin Franciscan Brother Andrew Corriente prepares a buttercream icing in the kitchen at his friary in Washington Jan. 9, 2020. (CNS photo/Andrew Biraj, Catholic Standard) 

Amateur chefs and wanna-be bakers have a lot more time to spend in the kitchen thanks to stay-at-home measures meant to slow the spread to the coronavirus. And this week’s guest has some great tips for upping your recipe game (see below).

Brother Andrew Corriente is a Franciscan Capuchin friar and the winner of the latest season of “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition.” Brother Andrew gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved reality show, tells us about the spiritual benefits of baking and shares what he’s been making for his Franciscan community under quarantine. 

In Signs of the Times, we discuss Pope Francis’ Easter call for a “universal basic wage” and his decision to form a new commission to study women deacons. Plus, stories about how priests are ministering in hospitals and prisons during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Links from the show

In Easter message, Pope Francis proposes universal basic wage 
Pope Francis has set up a new commission to study women deacons
Cadre of Chicago-area priests trained to minister to dying coronavirus patients
Related: English bishops: To lower risks, chaplains shouldn't give last rites
U.S. bishop says cellphones cannot be used to administer sacraments
Canadian priest volunteers to be incarcerated rather than leave inmates

What’s on tap?

Prosecco. Christ is risen, and so are our glasses!

What’s for dessert?

Strawberry Chantilly!

“I got the idea for a freeze-dried fruit Chantilly from Stella Parks of Serious Eats. I loved the idea and decided to play with the ratios and ended up with this recipe. Bright, sweet, and with a TON of strawberry flavor.” – Brother Andrew Corriente, O.F.M.Cap.

70 grams Freeze-dried Strawberries (Trader Joe’s brand)
100 grams Sugar
1/8 tsp Kosher Salt
675 grams Heavy Cream=
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1. Combine strawberries, sugar, and salt in a food processor and blend for about one minute.

2. Pour in heavy cream and extract and scrape the bottom of the processor with a rubber spatula to properly mix in everything.

3. Process until it becomes very thick and creamy. Scrape and process again to get any stray pieces. Ensure everything is homogeneous.

4. Serve.

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