Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake with recipe

Strawberries are abundant here in Georgia (and cheap!) and I wanted to do something with them, the obvious place to go from there is always strawberry shortcake. My mom and Chris's mom have always made the easier healthier option of this dessert which consists of angel food cake, strawberries, and whipped cream (or cool whip). Neither of us have had the real deal, and I decided we, and our children would be deprived no more.

So I pulled out my go to biscuit recipe (omitting cream and pepper and adding 1/3 cup sugar to the mixture) and went at it. While making the biscuits I macerated the strawberries (meaning I cut them up and put them in a bowl with 1/3 cup sugar and a squirt or two of lemon juice), and made up the whipped cream (whipping cream + vanilla and powdered sugar to taste).

It turned out delightful. To get the biscuits to look like this, I used a large flower cutter I had and sprinkled the tops with sugar (raw sugar would be best, and the regular stuff wasn't that noticeable) before I baked them.

They were everything I had hoped they would be. I think I'm a shortcake convert, no more angel food cake here!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Chocolate and Bailey's

I have two words for you:


Enough said.

(but to clarify, it's a chocolate cupcake with Bailey's frosting)