Friday, July 1, 2011

Time for an Annual Favorite

In honor of the holiday weekend, I am reposting this from last year. FWIW, I did get a whole boatload of emails from people RAVING about these tasty treats. So if you were a skeptic last year, I suggest taking a leap of faith and making the day of those around you.

If you are visiting for the first time, you're probably thinking, "oh look...a cooking blog."

Not even close. In fact, I hate to cook.

As in loathe it.

I don't so much care for baking either. But, with 4th of July weekend upon us I feel it is my civic duty to share with you THE BEST STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE RECIPE EVER!!

Don't get too excited. It's not like I'm about to whisper great gramma's secret recipe to you. This is just something that I discovered by accident.

Here's what you need to do.

Get some strawberries.

Buy a box of Bisquick.

Follow the directions on the box for making Strawberry Shortcakes.


When the good people at Betty Crocker instruct you to put in 3TBS of sugar substitute that with 1/2 cup of sugar.

Yeah, I know that makes it even less healthy, but whatever. I never claimed to be making organic health foods.

The recipe actually lists sugar twice. It calls for 1/2 cup to be mixed in with the cut strawberries to create that juicy goodness that you pour on top. It also calls for 3 TBS to be baked into the shortcakes.

Silly me mixed that up once.

And much like the accidental discovery of penicillin, the yummiest shortcakes in the world were created.

Another tip from me to you...roll the dough into little balls instead of plopping them onto the pan.

Maybe someday my great grandchildren will whisper my secret recipe to others. For added Patriotic flair I suggest adding blueberries and one of those cute little paper flags.