This Traditional Strawberry Shortcake is similar to a delicate buttery biscuit topped off with beautiful ripe spring strawberries and whipped cream! It’s the perfect
dessert! Oops! I meant dinner! That’s right…DINNER!
In my family growing up, strawberry shortcake was not a dessert! Say What?! You read that right! Grandpa Howard insisted that strawberry shortcake was, in fact, the main course! (There’s a man after my own heart!)
In this nest, we are pretty particular about our shortcake.
I still remember the first time I made it for my in-laws. It was Easter. I had this beautiful golden shortcake that was fresh out of the oven. I sat it on the counter. I anticipated the typical familial reverence that happens within my family.
Instead, my mother-in-law said, “I thought we were having strawberry shortcake?” With knife in mid-air I turned, a little shocked, and said “We are!” She said, “Where’s the little round sponge cakes?”. Whoa! Say What? Oh, no she didn’t?!
I looked at her and she was totally serious! You may as well have shoved that knife right into my heart!
So, let’s get one thing straight right now friends, sponge cake is sponge cake, pound cake is pound cake, and shortcake is SHORTCAKE! Shortcake is like a biscuit on steroids! It is crispy and sugary on the outside, tender, buttery and porous on the inside. Those little pores are sacred! (Thus, the reason for the familial reverence! Hello!) They absorb every delectable ounce of juice! Hump! Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s move along…
Introducing the…BERRIES! I just love fresh ripe strawberries.
Fresh cut up strawberries, tossed with a bit of sugar (or a lot, slurp!) to bring out the juices, then piled high on top of that warm shortcake… it’s no wonder Grandpa wanted nothing else for dinner! Why on earth would you ruin a perfectly amazing shortcake with dinner! (wink, wink!!)
That my friends, is how we do strawberry shortcake at our nest! It’s been a family favorite for as long as I can remember.
Everyone has their special way of eating it. Some like a lot of juice, some want more berries than juice. Some want lots of whip cream, some want none. The great thing about it, is that everyone can have it exactly how they want it.
It’s a quick fast beautiful dessert to serve. You feel less guilt because of all those wonderful fresh strawberries and it really is one way you can fall in love with spring!
The printable recipe card is below. Please let me know if you decide to do dinner right and whip up some of this shortcake. Grandpa and I would love that!
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