How do you know summer is on its way? STRAWBERRIES!!
They have to be local or you just can`t tell if the sunshine is on its way :P We were driving home and there was a table on the side of the road. I was so excited to see these babies that I did a skipping hop back to the car.
A simple way to enjoy fresh strawberries.
For the shortcake
2 cups flour
3 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup soy milk
Preheat oven to 350
Mix the flour, sugar and salt together in a bowl.
Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or two knifes.( it will look like little crumbs)
Add the milk and mix gently, with about 2 or 3 folds with you hands. (don`t over mix!)
Dump out on to a counter, pat down gently until its is about 2 inches high and 6-8 inches wide.
Cut out circle shapes. Place on a baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done.
3 cups of strawberries- sliced
1/4 cup of sugar
Pour into a small saucepan, heat gently. until saucy.
cut shortcakes in half
pour hot strawberry sauce over and on top.