May 7, 2016

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE


This is the very best way to make Strawberry Shortcake, and my  favorite way to eat strawberries period.  


 I mashed my strawberries and added sugar and spooned the berries over pie crust and topped them with a dollop (or two) of Cool Whip.


Now you can totally make your pie crust from scratch and your whipping cream from heavy whipping cream, but if you want the easier, quicker, and still delicious route, then do what I did and use the pie crusts bought in the refrigerator section of your grocery store and top with Cool Whip.

I rolled out one pie crust onto a cookie sheet and using a pizza cutter or a knife, I cut the pie crust into strips.   I brushed a bit of 2% milk on top and sprinkled sugar on top.  I baked the pie crust following the instructions on the back of the box.  (Oh, how I "lurve" pie crust.)

Break up the pie crust in the bottom of a bowl, add the mashed and sweetened strawberries and a couple of dollops of Cool Whip on top.


This is truly the best way to make strawberry shortcake!!

I'm not a fan of pound cake or shortcakes or even biscuits.  I like that the pie crust doesn't get soggy.


If you would like to make Strawberry Shortcake for Mother's Day, here's how I did it:

Strawberry Shortcake

2 quarts of strawberries
Sugar, to taste
1 pie crust, room temperature
2% milk - enough to brush on top of one pie crust
Sugar to sprinkle on top of pie crust
And one husband to help you cap and mash the berries!

1.  Cut pie crust into strips on a cookie sheet.
2.  Brush milk on top of strips and sprinkle with sugar.
3.  Bake pie crust according to directions on box.
4.  Cap and wash two quarts of fresh strawberries.
5.  Mash the strawberries and add in sugar to sweeten to taste.
6.  Place pie crust in the bottom of a bowl, spoon sweetened berries, and top with two dollops of whipped cream.

Serve to family and friends!!

As an aside, I love to knit as much as I love to bake.  I have started a new log cabin blanket.  I made one in February and March with left-over wool that I had stashed away, and I had enough wool to make another one.  I think I'm going to be able to get even another one out of my left-over wool yarn.  I am very happy with my first one.  That is what is on my knitting needles in the background of my strawberry shortcake pictures.  If you are a knitter like me, this is a garter stitch blanket.   It is so much fun to see it come together!!


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