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July 14, 2006

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Ivonne

I'm very happy that you did post about the strawberry shortcake. It's just lovely!

Lindy

I am feeling really sorry that I did not get around to Strawberry short cake this year. This sounds entirely heavenly. Poor little Debbie's days are numbered.

Clarice

Hello I have just found your blog through cream puff's in venice. Looks like there is a lot for me to read !! By the way I like to add a little rose water to my strawberries. Clarice

Judy

Thanks for talking about strawberry shortcake. It's my husbands favorite dessert and is always served on July 4th at our family's holiday celebration.
I use my mom's recipe, but the most important ingredient is very juicy strawberries[ not the wooden ones that are in the supermarket] You need lots of flavorful juice for good shortcake. The other thing my mom did was to always serve the biscuit part quite warm. She would split them and put a thin layer of butter on them before adding the berries { I know that the butter is overkill especially with the whipped cream, but it was devine] The strawberries were always quite cold.
July 4th or summer for that matter wouldn't be the same without it.

Melissa

Julie, you are a lifesaver - I've promised to bring dessert to a party tomorrow and desperately wanted to do something with fresh fruit, and this is perfect! Truth be told, I haven't made strawberry or other shortcake in years, though I have no idea why. Perhaps I'm too easily seduced by more exotic-sounding treats? I'll let you know how it goes.

jenjen

this looks simply wonderful. You cannot beat strawberries!

Melissa

These were incredible, Julie. I used peaches, raspberries and strawberries with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Like summer on a plate!

Julie

Ivonne, I loved your strawberry shortcake post too. Your favorite one reminds me of Ina Garten's Strawberry Country Cake, which I've made a number of times to rave reviews!

Lindy, maybe you can find some local farmers who've planted day-neutral or Tri-stars -- they bear on and off all summer long. If not, blackberry shortcake is pretty lovely (or any other kind, for that matter).

Hi Clarice -- thanks for stopping by! The rosewater really does the trick, doesn't it?

Judy, I've heard of that butter trick -- but honestly, the shortcakes were so rich (butter AND cream in the dough) and my organic whipped heavy cream was so thick, I couldn't quite bring myself to add anything more...thanks for dropping in!

Jenjen, I'm glad you like the looks of this -- it really is quite wonderful.

Melissa, I'm so pleased this worked out well for you. I love combinations of summer fruit, cake and cream -- it really makes me feel the luxury of the season.

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