Strawberry Shortcake

One of the best things about going south for Spring Break is the fresh local fruit. The strawberry season in New England is short, and feels far away right now. But in Florida, there is a crop picked in early winter. So armed with a pile of local strawberries, we got to enjoy strawberry shortcake in March. First, we cleaned and sliced the strawberries, and placed them in a bowl with just a pinch of sugar.

We debated making the shortcakes with Bisquick, but with the pantry items on hand, it was just as easy to make these Buttermilk Biscuits. They came together in less than a half an hour.

After dinner, we sliced the biscuits and added the strawberries and some whipped cream. OK, here we used Cool Whip, but for a more authentic version, you could whip up some heavy cream. This dish was great, and almost tricked me into thinking it was the 4th of July.

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