We are so lucky to live near a local strawberry farm. Every year about this time, we all start thinking about fresh, sweet strawberries. Then one day the strawberry cart will pop up with buckets of strawberries to sell, and we rejoice! (Hint: the strawberries picked towards the end of the season are always the sweetest!) It’s hard to beat a sweet strawberry that is so soft and juicy it practically melts in your mouth.
To make these delicious shortcakes, start by simply tossing your strawberries with sugar and vanilla, then let them set while you make the sweet biscuit dough. Once the biscuits are baked, be sure to drain off any extra juice from the strawberries before assembling your shortcakes. That keeps the biscuits from getting too soggy. And if you’ve never made homemade whipped cream, you’ll see why it’s so much better than cool whip (I may have gone a little overboard)! I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. I’m willing to bet that your mom would love it for Mother’s Day!
Have a great weekend!