Fill these little strawberry shortcakes with berries as they come into season. Soft, yet crunchy, these biscuits topped with fresh whipped cream and your favourite berries will take you back to a perfect summer day.
Happy First Day of Summer!
It's the first day of summer! And it is a hot one here in Ontario, Canada. It's 33C or 91F out today and that, in my books is a hot one!
I spent the morning with my sister visiting a few local garden centres and it was HOT. We had a great time, but I was wilted by the time we got home at 11am.
Making these strawberry shortcakes reminded me of when my Grampa Allen used to grow strawberries at my grandparents farm. I can remember picking, then eating them until our fingers turned red! He used to swing in the hammock and watch us with a big smile on his face. He always let us have as many as we could eat. I'm sure we went home with sore tummies some days 🙂
Strawberries seem to come and go so quickly when they are in season. I hope to fit in all of my favourite strawberry recipes and share them with you! Strawberry Jam will definitely be on the short list. If you like strawberries in desserts (who doesn't?), then you should try our Banana Split Cake with Strawberry Sauce.
We have been enjoying fresh berries from Les Jardins Lamoureux. They have a stand set up in town and the employees are wonderful and the produce is amazing.
How to Make Strawberry Shortcake
This recipe comes together in about 40 minutes and is an easy dessert that even a beginner baker would be able to tackle without any problem.
Hull (cut the tops off) and rinse fresh strawberries. Sprinkle with 2 tsp. of white sugar and set in the fridge.
Before you start the biscuits, and if you're using freshly made whipped cream, chill the bowl that you will be using to whip the cream. On a hot day in particular, the whipping cream will simply not perform the way that it should. A chilled bowl solves this problem.
You can use canned whipped cream or you can make your own using fresh whipped cream.
For making the whipped cream homemade, beat one cup of whipping cream with 1 tbsp. of icing sugar and 1 tsp. of vanilla. Beat until medium peaks form. When you dip a fork into it, you should see a form shape as you lift it out. (like waves on the ocean)