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.


*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.


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.