Monday, April 16, 2012

Strawberry Shortcakes

I don't know where or when strawberries and shortcakes got together.  But like all classics, strawberry shortcakes have never gone out of style.  And numerous imitations has come along - like peach shortcake, mixed berry shortcake, and summer fruit shortcake. 

I remember my first introduction to strawberry shortcakes.  My mom asked her grocer what those little cakes were for.  He explained that they were used to make strawberry shortcakes.  Her version was that little Hostess sponge cake.  But now, there is a whole assortment of cakes that one can use, sponge cake, biscuit, and angel food cake.  They can be dressed up with real whipping cream or mascapone cheese.  With the use of whole wheat flour and reduced or nonfat whipped cream, strawberry shortcakes are quite healthy.

Whatever your choice of ingredients, now that spring is finally here, give strawberry shortcakes a try.  You may just stir up a few childhood memories.

Strawberry Shortcakes

Serves 6.

1 pound strawberries, sliced
¼ cup sugar, optional
1/3 cup oatmeal, old fashioned or quick
2 cups baking mix, such as Bisquick
3 Tablespoons sugar
½ cup milk
¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
½ cup whipping cream
1.  Preheat oven to 425°F.
2.  In a large bowl, mix strawberries and ¼ cup sugar; set aside.
3.  Place oatmeal in a food processor or blend and pulse until oatmeal is finely ground.  In a medium bowl, stir oatmeal, baking mix, 3 tablespoons sugar, milk,and the butter until a soft dough forms.  On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 6 spoonfuls.
4.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.  Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.

5.  Split warm shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream.

One of my colleagues may her strawberry shortcake with real half & half.  Since she was so proud of it, I thought I would show it.

Thanks for stopping by and trying the shortcake.


  1. That looks really good. Might have to go to the store and get some strawberries!

  2. It is good and excellent article.great nice one.

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    macho20012Hace 3 semanas
    decime donde vive la del medio que voy y se la clavo sin condon pero que culo que yo me lo cago un lengüetaso

  4. La '' musica'' de ahora arruino los cerebros de los adolecentes, nada será como antes, el siglo 21 es el peor que puede existir desde el 2001,un año antes todavía quedaba un poco de esencia de el verano de 1999.
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