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!  

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.

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

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

     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!


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

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Kelley @ 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!