Monday, August 16, 2010

strawberry shortcake

At this time of year, we all develop a habitual sweet tooth. There's nothing wrong with it, in fact it's a great way to end the meal. Yesterday, we experimented with strawberry shortcake. It's really not that hard to make, and simple recipes are usually the most delicious.

A layer of buttery homemade shortbread lightly brushed with a strawberry glaze is covered by fresh strawberries. Before serving, more of the glaze and some freshly whipped cream are applied. Each of the elements are distinct yet harmonized, the best bite is the one that is not missing a strawberry that may have slipped. I'm sure commercial bakeries put some gelatin into the jam to let it set and also would stop it from soaking the shortbread.

Sometimes, the ingredients are only best the moment when they are meant to be combined, so if you attempt a similar dish, eat it on the spot and leave no leftovers. Trust me, it's worth it.

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