A sure sign of Spring in San Diego is when we see our local farm stands move all their annual produce to the back rows, and move the beautiful, sweet, fragrant strawberries to front and center.
This week I went on the CW6 Morning News (along with my young assistant and official taster, my son Elliott) to share my ideas for fun riff’s on Strawberry Shortcake.
Here are just a few that we shared:
Traditional Strawberry Shortcake, a sweet biscuit or “shortcake” layered with strawberries, whipped cream and a drizzle of strawberry sauce.
Shortcake in a Pot, I used vanilla cupcakes for my “shortcake” and layered a little mason jar with cake, strawberries and whipped cream. Fun for a party.
Glazed Donut Shortcake, this decadent version uses a plain glazed donut for the “shortcake” which is a proven kid-favorite. (Note, see Elliott in photo.)
Twinkie Strawberry Shortcake. This is another kid-favorite… well, I must admit, it’s an adult favorite too. What could be better than a Hostess Twinkie, cream-filled sponge cake topped with fresh whipped cream and fresh strawberries?