You know, when a recipe has the word "easy" in it, one assumes it will, in fact, be easy, but don't believe everything you read! Strawberry shortcake is one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE desserts, especially in the summer. A long, LONG time ago when I was in high school, I had the most amazing strawberry shortcake at Six Flags in Texas.
Rarely is a dessert ever so good that it lingers in the unrequited memory of my taste buds for so long, but I have craved that very dessert for almost 17 years. One evening as I was searching on Pinterest for a strawberry shortcake photo that resembled what I was looking for, I stumbled upon this "Easy Strawberry Shortcake" recipe from Real Simple.
The problem was, I was too lazy to make the effort... it looked like a lot of work, and frankly, I don't spend most of my in-kitchen time baking... I'm usually just trying to get the family fed with home-cooked meals, not trying to win any pastry chef awards. Finally, an opportunity arose wherein I simply had to rise to the occasion - a guest for dinner... and so I did the unthinkable... I tried a new recipe on a dinner guest!
I'd never even made my own whipped cream before, but it was dessert, and it's not like we were going to starve. Well, in hindsight, maybe we should have skipped dinner and went right for dessert because that dessert was enormous, heavy, rich, and truly amazing! No one was able to finish their portions, but I am so relieved to finally have the recipe I have been searching for for so long...
So, when your husband is grilling dinner, take a stab at making this dessert for your family... just remember to be very hungry when you eat it, or you'll be in full-on food regret mode afterwards!
Pain-in-the-Ass-But-So-Worth-It Strawberry Shortcake
*ALTERNATE to unsweetened cream and strawberry ice cream: Sweetened Whipped Cream
(I found that the ice cream and the whipped cream together was just too much so next time, I'll ditch the ice cream and just make this sweetened whipped cream)
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Cyndi M. Frick
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