Friday, May 11, 2012

Strawberry Season

     I don’t know all that much about crops and seasons, but I do know that it’s strawberry season.  I love strawberries (or as Della calls them “strawbabies”), and they are just delish right now!  

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Aren’t they pretty?
     
     For our inaugural summer dessert, we (and by “we” I mean my daddy) made shortcake, and we topped it with strawberries and Cool Whip.  I’ll let you in on the deliciousness…

You will need
2 c. plain flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
(This can all be substituted for self-rising flower)
1/2 c. shortening
1 egg
3 tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. milk
     Combine all ingredients.  Note: the dough will be very sticky (sometimes we’ll add a tablespoon of water at a time to thin it).  We form ours into balls so that it cooks more thoroughly.

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Before.
     
     Bake in a preheated oven at 450 for 12 – 15 minutes.  Optional: Lift top after baking and add butter.

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After.
     
     Top with strawberries (ours had been cut and covered in sugar and refrigerated so they were syrupy) and Cool Whip.

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Yum.
     
     So good.  I’m thinking maybe someday when I’m good at planting and growing things…I might try my hand at strawberries.  Enjoy!  I’ll be back in a few days with what we had for dinner a few days ago.  Yum!

7 comments:

Faison said...

This looks so delicious! I'll have to try this recipe! Happy Friday to you!

Suz said...

Those look AMAZING. I'm definitely going to have to try some. I never make it because it looks so hard- except this recipe looks easy!

Alyssa said...

mmmmmmmm i love strawberries.. that picture is making me want some hah

Valerie Griffin said...

YUM!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Holy yum!! I just bought a ton of strawberries.. this would go great! yum yum!!

Megan said...

I would love to grow strawberries! I make strawberry shortcake from a recipe on the bisquick box and it is amazing!!

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

I love strawberries and strawberry shortcake. Soooo delicious!