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Saturday morning sweets

Strawberry shortcake might not be the most inventive thing you can do with strawberries, but it is both easy and super delicious.

Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake. Recipe from The Joy of Cooking.

I used what the Joy calls “Fluffy biscuits”—basically, regular biscuits with some sugar added and substituting half-n-half for milk—instead of sponge cake. The biscuits are porous enough to absorb some of the strawberry juice, but dense enough to avoid becoming completely sodden, as sponge cake does.

I’m pretty sure that one of the first rules of macro photography is “Turn your flash off, dummy!” but I like the effect it has here. You lose the texture of the whipped cream, but against the dark background the whole dessert looks a bit like it’s glowing. Like it’s strawberry shortcake from heaven. It tasted pretty divine to me.


One Response

  1. I made chocolate chip biscuits for my strawberry shortcake – it was YUMMY and the biscuits were also super good toasted with butter – not unlike a scone. Of course, this was last year and I have no idea where on the interwebs I got the recipe for chocolate chip biscuits.

    Yours looks lovely too. Strawberries + whipped cream = never a bad thing.

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