Jul 10, 2015
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Summer is the time for eating (and drinking?) as much fresh fruit as possible, right?  Fruit is healthy.  Eat it.IMG_4831

 

Strawberries are on that healthy list, they are so sweet and fresh and yummyyummyyummy.  One of my favorite ways to eat as many strawberries as possible is to make Strawberry Shortcake.  And buying that dry, sponge-like crap from the grocery store doesn’t qualify as “shortcake”.  Eww.  Making the cake for your shortcake is really simple and here is a recipe that takes only a few minutes to make and tastes great.  The main ingredients are strawberries (obvs), whipped cream, and Bisquick.  Yup, Bisquick mix makes a tasty shortcake.  They have the recipe for the shortcake on the box, and when you put your strawberries on the warm shortcake biscuit, you will NEVER buy mass produced, grocery store junk again.

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And don’t get me started on my super special strawberry sauce.  Sure, anyone can mix up strawberries and sugar and call it good enough.  But I like my strawberries to have a sauce…a sweet, slightly boozy sauce.  This is where the Cointreau comes in.  Yup.  It’s drool-worthy.

 

Strawberry Cointreau Shortcake

for strawberries:

2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed and roughly sliced

1/2 cup sugar

3 tbsp Cointreau

Put strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl and mash with a potato masher.  Add Cointreau and stir until well mixed.  Cover and set aside until ready to use.  Keep in refrigerator if not using right away.

 

for shortcakes:

2 1/3 cups of Bisquick mix

2/3 cup of milk

3 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp melted butter

Make shortcakes according to directions on the box or online here.  Takes about 10 minutes to bake.

 

If you can enjoy these warm, do it.

 

Once the shortcakes are ready, slice a cake open, fill with strawberries and whipped cream.  Eat 2 shortcakes immediately.  Don’t tell anyone you’ve made them and maybe have a 3rd.  Or share.  Then everyone who eats one will think you are a dessert genius.  Either way, you win.

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And if you don’t want to add the Cointreau, get yourself 3 tbsp of fresh squeezed orange or lemon juice instead.

IMG_4865I’m also imagining this with loads of other fruit too.  Peaches or blackberries?  Mmmmm!