Saturday, June 12, 2010

[ happy weekend! ]

LOCAL Ontario strawberries are in season! And you know what that means? Strawberry shortcake!

It's one of my absolute favourite summer desserts because it's SO quick and easy and everyone loves it. And it's always so much better if you can use sweet local berries. Throw in some raspberries and blueberries too if you like. 

how to
step 1: buy an angel food cake at your local bakery or grocery store (no baking required - we're keeping this simple!)
step 2: wash and slice strawberries and toss with a bit of sugar in a bowl. let sit for a while in the fridge until they get juicy
step 3: whip up some whipping cream with a couple teaspoons of sugar
step 4: cut cake in half width-wise or if you don't want to assemble an entire cake, cut slices for individual servings
step 5: assemble with layers of cake, whipped cream and juicy berries
• yummy served with a little scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side 
(or for a low-fat individual serving, sub in fat-free vanilla yogurt instead of whipping cream and ice cream)


[pics: getty]


La Dolfina said...

Strawberry shortcake is my absolute favorite!!! If I'm not careful I could eat it every day :)
Eat lots this weekend!!!
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog... you are the best :)

Loddelina said...

Mmmm, I love strawberries, they are almost out of seasons here in France but other berries are coming (and apricots, yumm!)

Thanks for sharing this recipe!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, delicious! I love strawberry shortcake, too, and will have to give that recipe a go! XO!


Love this dessert!! It tastes so much better when you make it at home and yesss blueberries addition are perfect!
The Photos you included are absolutely beautiful.
Have a great weekend,, maybe I'll make some of this this weekend :)


pixelhazard said...

oh noo, not simple instructions. That looks far too lovely to be good for me

Diary of of an Obsessed Home Decorator said...

Wish our strawberries were ready here in B.C. We'll just have to be patient. I love your blog.

Diary of of an Obsessed Home Decorator said...

Thank-you so much for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. You made my day coming from someone who's blog I admire.


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