I wanted to share a recipe my mom taught me as I was growing up.
It is super easy and my favorite dessert!
Well, maybe not that Strawberry Shortcake, even though she was my favorite character and I had everything Strawberry Shortcake! Maybe it was the red hair since I'm also a redhead? Or maybe the strawberries, after all when I got married my kitchen theme was strawberries.
But I digress, making strawberry shortcake is actually super simple!
First, slice your strawberries, it does not have to be perfect just in sizes easy to eat.
I used about a pint.
Second, sprinkle your sugar over half the strawberries, put the other half on top and sprinkle those. How much sugar you ask? That's a good question! I use about half a cup, more if your strawberries are not sweet. Just be sure there is enough to cover the strawberries. Cover and put in the fridge. Stir, in about 30 minutes. You want it to sit for about two hours or overnight, stirring occasionally. The sugar soaks into the strawberries and makes the syrup.
You can either make your own shortcake recipe or use angel food cake.
I cheat and use the shortcake cups at the grocery store.
Put the strawberries and syrup on your shortcake.
Dollop with whipped cream. Here is my recipe for whipped cream, althugh I did cheat again and used Cool Whip! LOL
What is your favorite recipe that your mom taught you?