It is the end of July. Summer is halfway over and the strawberries we harvested are starting to go bad. What can we do with them? We could throw them out or make a delicious dessert with them. I opted for the later choice. It is Faux Strawberry Shortcake time!
This faux strawberry shortcake is my own take on the recipe because why not? I’m trying to use up old strawberries so there will be a strawberry sauce instead of lovely fresh strawberries on the shortcake. Theoretically, this take on the recipe has less calories but we shall see.
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Faux Strawberry Shortcake
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons (or 1/3 cup) cold, chopped butter (hard margarine also works)
- 1 cup chopped ripe strawberries with their juice
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, sour milk or greek yogurt
- 2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed with their juice
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup sugar
Cut in butter and mix until there is a coarse mixture.
Tip: For any fruit sauce you’re doing, an easy recipe to keep in mind is: 1 cup fruit to 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup sugar.
Well, that was the faux strawberry shortcake recipe. I hope it didn’t make you too hungry but also feel free to try it out! You can always send me ideas for other recipes you want me to try at one of the social media links below. Happy Eating!
Victoria R. Maybury
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