Monday, June 1, 2009

strawberry shortcake

may is awesome. it's summer outside. soccer season is winding down. strawberries are amazing.

shortcake makes me happy.

i don't like angel food cake and those store-bought twinkie-like cakes are sicko. so i make my own little shortcakes.

i'm not sure where i got this recipe... but i do know it's fabulous.

shortcakes with berries and cream

*1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced or quartered
*1 box raspberries
*1 cup whipping cream
*1 T sugar

wash berries, prepare strawberries. toss with raspberries and sugar. let rest at room temperature.

shortcakes:

*2 1/2 cups bisquick
*2/3 cup milk
*sugar in the raw

mix the milk and bisquick just until the mix is all combined. you can prepare this two ways: pat out and roll into a square. sprinkle with sugar and roll up into a log. slice into 8 pieces. brush the tops with milk, sprinkle with a bit more sugar. OR you can form the dough into a log, roll in sugar and cut into slices. brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with more sugar.

bake at 450 degrees F for 9-10 minutes. remove from oven and let cool slightly.

while the shortcakes bake, whip the cream. add sugar and vanilla to taste.

dessert time!!

split the shortcakes in half with a knife. place the bottom on a plate, spoon berries onto the shortcake. top with whipped cream. place the shortcake top on the top, add more whipped cream and garnish with additional berries.

2 comments:

Chana said...

this sounds sooo good. I can't wait to make it!

rookie cookie said...

Love the idea of adding raspberries! Thanks for the tip.