There is something tantalizing about fresh strawberry shortcakes. I am not sure if it is the buttery biscuit, the fresh strawberries or the creamy dollop of whipped cream that keeps it all together, but it is something I find myself unashamedly licking the crumbs off my fork every time I make it.
In “The Adventures of Pearley Monroe”, Miss Nancy is always baking up something wonderful. She reminds me so much of what Great-Grandma Upton was like. I don’t think we ever went to her house that we weren’t greeted at the door with the aroma of peach cobbler or pumpkin pies.
Baking and cooking wasn’t just a means of getting nutrition, it was the art of hospitality.
What is your fondest food memories that made you feel nurtured? If you have favorite recipes, pass them on.
2 cups flour 2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup butter 1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla 2/3 cup whole milk
Preheat oven to 450.
Mix dry ingredients together, cut in butter until it is like course crumbs. Combine egg, milk and vanilla in a separate bowl: add to dry ingredients and stir until soft dough forms.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.
Whipping cream : 1 cup whipping cream – 4 – 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar or to taste.
Split and add sliced strawberries or peaches and whipping cream. Top with more whipped cream and a strawberry.
Serve anywhere..anytime.. and preferable with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee.
From my kitchen to yours…enjoy