When it's 100 degrees by day, the only thing to do at night is eat strawberries. I think that I am almost
too late for them, but since I refuse to let go of the fact that strawberry time is coming to a close, I attempted to make strawberry shortcake from scratch on Sunday. Baking attempt #1-- homemade biscuits.
Step#1 Strawberries. Easy. Slice and slightly macerated with some FallFlower honey from Waide's honey in upstate New York. I am sure any honey is fine, but to me that's like saying maple syrup from any place other than Vermont is "fine". It is for most, but as a New Englander, I am not as easily convinced.
Step#3 BISCUITS. This is the important part right? I used Moosewood Dessert Recipe for Fluffy Sweet Biscuits.
Luckily, when you add the butter into the whole mess of things at the end, the biscuits still taste fine they are just visually and texturally less appealing. Overall I think it was a good first attempt at biscuit baking. Also in my experience when you add a lot of honey soaked strawberries, fresh whipped creme, friends, and summertime a little less fluff mostly goes unnoticed.