Fresh local strawberries are only around for a few weeks in the northeast. I celebrated today by making Strawberry Shortcakes. For me, strawberries mark the beginning of summer. I am always excited for local strawberries. I'm not sure if this is true or not, but I've found NJ strawberries to be better, sweeter, and juicier, than those from PA. I live in a place where I can get both. Is there something different about the soil in NJ? The weather conditions are the same, so what else can it be? Last year, the strawberries were disappointing. I remember there was a late season frost and I think most of the strawberries were ruined.
What better way to celebrate strawberries, than to sandwich them in between light, flakey biscuits, and top them off with a mound of whipped cream? Make that homemade whipped cream!
In this video, I will be showing how to make the biscuit dough for strawberry shortcakes. I will talk you through the steps needed to put them together.
I invite you to gather you kids, watch the video, and give them a try! And, if your kids are working on their baking skills, encourage them to make the biscuits on their own. They might need supervision the first time through, if they aren't used to working with dough. It's summer! Let them practice, and who knows, maybe soon they may be making you this summer treat.