Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Berries are coming into season. Can I get a “hurray”?! Who among us doesn't adore a luscious strawberry shortcake? I know I do. And with a little pre-planning, you can, too!

Have you ever been looking for just the right dessert for a garden party, or a bridal shower? I think strawberry shortcake is just that dessert – a sweet biscuit cake, ripe red berries, and a nice thick cream. Mmmm! I'm all a-twitter just thinking about it! So let's get started.

For the shortcake, you will need:

  • Heaping 1/2 cup baking mix
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. sugar


  • Sliced strawberries
  • Whipped cream

Preheat oven for 15 minutes and grease round baking pans. Combine shortcake ingredients in a bowl. With a fork, mix well to form a thick dough. Using greased fingers, divide the dough into four portions. Press one portion of dough into pan to cover the bottom. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Move to the cooling chamber and start another pan.

After cooling, layer on strawberries and whipped cream as shown. Eat and enjoy! For extra moisture on the cake, you can make a strawberry sauce by pureeing a handful of berries with a smidge of water. For that extra special touch, serve with a nice dessert wine. Fancy!

That's Easy Baking!

Love, Cookie B.

1 comment:

The Diva on a Diet said...


Just as exciting as the dawn of pinwheel season ... only fancier. Tres chic!