Loaves & Dishes
By Jennie Geisler Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘strawberry shortcake’
Posted: June 10th, 2013

Don't get between me an a bowl of local strawberries. Just don't.

Don’t get between me an a bowl of local strawberries. Just don’t.

Hey, there. Sorry about my radio silence last week. I was at home trying to wrestle a vegetable garden into the ground. I got it in, late but better than never. With any luck, at least some of the tomatoes will be ready before the snow falls.

Between the weeding, and the weeding and the weeding, I made time for those precious local rubies gracing our presence right now. I simply cannot lay off the local strawberries.
I picked up four quarts on Saturday, and when I left for work this morning, there were about 12 berries left.
Here’s what happened:
After hitting the fruit stand, I went to the grocery store for a huge box of Cheerios, because that’s my favorite first-strawberry ritual.
Then I broke out a Marzetti’s chocolate dip and my son and I made huge messes of ourselves dipping them.

Then I made my quickest, favoritist mid-June treat:

JENNIE’S STRAWBERRY “SHORTCAKE”
1 quart of strawberries, sliced, leaves removed
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cups Bisquick (Yes, I use Bisquick. No, I’m not proud of it).
1/2 cup milk
1 or 2 cups fat-free half-and-half
Whipped topping of choice

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
2. Toss the strawberries with the sugar and set aside. Note: Local berries don’t usually really need the extra sweetness, but it draws out some of the juice, which soaks into the biscuits and makes me happy.
3. Stir the Bisquick with the milk until it’s thick and sticky.
4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and spoon the dough into 5 4-inch mounds on the sheet.
5. Bake 7 minutes, remove from oven and let them cool.
6. Take a biscuit, break it in half, put it at the bottom of a cereal bowl. Top with a bunch of prepared berries and pour in 1/4 half and half.
7. Top with whipped topping and serve.

P.S. I also made a pitcher of strawberry banana smoothies, and I learned that those really require drinking straws. Not really that into frothy pink mustaches.

P.P.S. I have no plans to slow down. Next up: Father’s Day Strawberry Pie. I may have to practice a few times …

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