Strawberry Shortcake

Canada
March 17, 2009 3:43pm CST
Today while I was in the grocery store, I saw angel food cakes and thought I would love to have some smothered in fruit cocktail and whipped cream. As I ventured around the store looking for the cans of fruit, I spotted ripe, juicy red strawberries!..YUM! This time of year, they would be hothouse or imported. But who cares!..SO instead, I got the strawberries!...I love to crush them up and let them sit in the fridge with a little sugar until it forms a nice syrup. Then pour it over the angel food cake and top with whipped cream...(light) Others prefer however to use biscuits or white cake... What do you prefer to spoon your strawberries over? Icecream is good too!
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@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
17 Mar 09
hello sandymay i love those strawberry shortcakes that you found in the grocery store today. i haven't seen any of them yet this year. i have to go grocery shopping this coming Friday, so i imagine that i will be seeing them then. lol and that is what that i also do with the strawberries that i bring home from the store as well. i clean the strawberries and then slice them and put some sugar on them and sit them in the fridge and let them produce the syrup. they are so good to eat like that. and i also like either pound cake or angel food cake to spoon my delicious strawberries over, and of course i have to have the Cool Whip on the top of all of it. yum. enjoy the strawberries that you got at the store today! take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
• Canada
17 Mar 09
Hi TnWoman...I think I will be enjoying them any minute now!!! Usually I dont buy them til our local ones are ripe around june-july but they looked sooooo good!!...YUP. I love the cool whip as well and its one of the few things where I can buy cool whip "LITE" and not tell the difference! I also like fresh cream from a cow and make my own!
@ncmom0f3 (60)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I absolutely love strawberry shortcake! We always get the little angel food cakes with that are shaped like little bowls. They have the middle cut down which is perfect for holding the strawberries! We do the same as you put them in sugar and let them set for a while then serve with whipped cream oh my goodness making me hungry!! We always have our first ones on my mom's birthday which is in June.
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• Canada
17 Mar 09
Im soon heading to the fridge.!..mouth watering. Usually I dont buy any til our own strawberry season which is june-july, but these just looked sooooooooo good!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
18 Mar 09
I have made them with the little angel food cakes you are talking about and I have made them with actual shortcakes that you make up. I don't crush my strawberries though. I simply slice them up. I think they look prettier that way. I put sugar on them and let them sit for a little bit to make a syrup too. I like them over vanilla ice cream too, but really I just prefer the strawberries plain.
@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
18 Mar 09
I love my sister's strawberries mousses. I love strawberries so much. Yummy~ Icecream is wonderful as well~
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
18 Mar 09
My boyfriend and I love to eat fruit. Period. We frequently go to the market and pick up mangoes, strawberries, black berries, apples, and blood oranges - we love those! My all time favorite thing to do with strawberries would have to be to cover them in chocolate. If I can't do that, I like to make jello with strawberry chunks in it. And in third place I would have to say PUTTING THEM IN OR ON PANCAKES. Oh man, now I am hungry. Thanks a lot!
@deanna2 (159)
• United States
18 Mar 09
ooh strawberry short cake i love it i do mine the same way with the little single angel food cakes but usally just buy yhe frozen strawberrys.i remember when i was pregant with my fourth child i craved strawberry short cake all the time and my mother said i'm going to make you that cake before that baby comes out with red hair .well old but she was born with red hair and lots of it.
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 09
I haven't had strawberry shortcake for a very long time now but you've definitely got me thinking about going down that path again! I think once we entered 2009 I decided that I was going to cut down on the sweet things so I guess I'm focusing on fitness this year! Anyway, I still love indulge on the odd occasion. Andrew
• United States
18 Mar 09
I usually use the little store bought angel food cakes, too. I do the same as you. Put sugar on them, let them sit in the fridge, and then put them on the angel food cakes and top with cool whip. Strawberry shortcakes are one dessert I have always loved, and will never get tired of.
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
18 Mar 09
We love to spoon our crushed strawberries over homemade hot oatmeal waffles, and top that off with whip cream. Or you can take the strawberries and put them in a blender with a little milk and then add ice cream and have a strawberry shake. Mmmm, Mmmm Good! End of June beginning of July is strawberry picking time here in Wisconsin.
@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
18 Mar 09
That sounds so good I wish I had some Strawberry shortcake tonight. Tonight I am making carrot cake for dessert and I am about to go and put some yummy cream cheese icying on top. I really hungry for dessert after hearing about your strawberry shortcake. Oh by the way I think I would chop up the strawberrys and put it in the fridge over night with some sugar that sounds good!
@bmorehouse1 (1029)
• United States
18 Mar 09
I absolutely LOVE strawberry shortcake. I'm like you, I like to crush a few, put sugar on them and let them sit for awhile. They are nice and sweet that way. I think strawberries without sugar is just not as good. I prefer angel food cake or a white cake for my strawberry shortcake. I can eat it with or without whipped cream - good either way! I really don't care for strawberries on ice cream however. Spring is coming if there are fresh strawberries in the store! YUM!!
@Ramsay (131)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
HMMMMMMMMMM...strawberries and ice cream!...well the cake will do as well..I do like strawberry shortcake..especially home made stuff...Load it with whip cream..and if theres any cream left when its all gone, i eat that too!