Sunday, June 28, 2009

Strawberries = Love

It's the end of June and in Montreal Quebec, and that means strawberries are ripe for the pickin'.

Nothing like berries in season and there are lots of things you can do with them. I like them simply as a dessert made with fresh biscuits and some lightly sweetened whipped cream.

My version of Strawberry Shortcake: Cut the biscuits in half, lay on a layer of strawbs, a layer of cream and then put the top biscuit on top.

When I was in France working at a B&B for a couple of weeks, i made this dessert for the gang one night who had NEVER had it, if you can imagine such a thing. My host Michel was over the moon.

Flakey Biscuits
1 cp wholewheat flour
1 cp white flour
1/2 t salt
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cold butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk

Mix dry ingredients. Cut in the butter till it's mealy. Make a hole and add beaten eggs and milk. Gradually incorporate all the dry ingredients and knead just enough to hold together. Roll out and fold into thirds. Repeat. Repeat again. Cut into 2 - 3 inch rounds. Lay on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes.

For the shortcakes, cut in half, layer with fresh strawbs and some lightly sweetened whipped cream.

Happy June!

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