Good Food! unResolution Month #10: Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry ShortcakeReady for another unResolution Month-tastic (pretty sure that’s a word, I’ll look it up and get back to you) dessert?  Something like

Easy Strawberry Short Cakes

So, as you know, I’m not much of a baker.  It’s not that I don’t like to bake.  In fact, there is a certain niceness to it and everyone loves baked goods, but the fact remains when given the choice between the skillet or the sheet pan, give me the skillet any day.  Which is why I love quick and easy desserts, like easy strawberry short cakes.

What makes them easy?  Well, part of it is the fact that I am not going to give you a recipe for the short cake.  You’re just going to go buy them from the store and top them with strawberries, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate sauce, and whatever else makes your heart beat a little bit faster (from excitement and sugar rush.)

Making Easy Strawberry Short Cakes

Like yesterday’s post on Oreo Ice Cream Pie this recipe is all about doing what you like.  All I can say is that you want to maccerate your strawberries (slice them and store them with sugar) overnight to get that nice syrupy strawberry thing going on.  Not that you have to, but for unResolution Month you really don’t want to have raw fruit without sugar.  It violates the principle of the whole thing.

Other than that, knock yourself out!

You will need:

  • 1 pound strawberries, tops removed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 premade strawberry shortcakes
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate shavings or chocolate syrup
  • Sliced Almonds

(Optional step) The day before you are going to serve this dessert, put the strawberries and sugar in a plastic container and set in the refrigerator overnight to make a sort of strawberry syrup.  If you want to make the dessert now, omit the sugar.

Construct the shortcakes by putting one on a plate, covering liberally with whipped cream, then add the strawberries and whichever toppings you care to add.


(Technically, this is my mother-in-law’s deal, but I am putting a flag in it and claiming it for the nation of BlogWellDone!)

1 Comment

  1. I was a fan of the doll when I was a little girl, so I asked my mum for a strawberry shortcake as my birthday cake for my fifth birthday. My mother had to resort to canned strawberries because my birthday was the middle of winter in the country and air-freighting berries around the globe for the benefit of supermarkets was yet to to be invented.

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