Strawberry Shortcake, Huckleberry Pie ...

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake - I made Strawberry Shortcake for my husband and myself. They were huge and oh so good!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
United States
July 5, 2008 8:32am CST
Ok, no Huckleberry Pie, but I did make homemade Strawberry Shortcake last night. I started off making regular bisquick biscuits, but added a little bit of sugar to the dough, then cut the biscuit with two different size cutters (I used the lid from a peanut butter jar for one, and a drinking glass for the other). I didn't do them quite as thick as I would have for a regular biscuit, because I put the smaller one on top of the larger, so that it could be pulled apart in between to put the strawberries and cream. I made homemade whipped cream with heavy cream, sugar and just a smidgen of vanilla, then cut up the strawberries and put them right into the cream. Once the biscuits were done and cool, I took the top piece off, lathered the bottom biscuit with the strawberries and cream, put the top back on and added more strawberries and cream. They were quite big (as you can tell from the picture) and it was all I could do to finish mine, but oh my, it was soooooo good! A bit different than the traditional Strawberry Shortcake, but it was wonderful. I have another way that I make a strawberry and blueberry concoction with yellow cake too. How do you make your Strawberry Shortcake? Did you make a special dessert for the Independence Day holiday?
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I make mine with Bisquick too. I do not roll mine out though. I just do drop biscuits when I make mine. I spoon the strawberries and the whipped topping over the biscuits separately also. I have never tried to make my own whipped topping.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I just flattened the dough with my hand, nothing special. And I usually do the strawberries and cream separately too, but decided to do it a little differently this time. You've never made your own whipped cream? Oh my goodness, you have to try it and I promise you'll never go back to the stuff in a tub again. All it takes is whipping cream and sugar. Honestly, the stuff in the tub doesn't even come close.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Nope, I have never made my own. I knew that it was relatively simple to make, I just have never done it. I might give it a try next time though. I don't really like the stuff in the tub anyway.
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• Lubbock, Texas
5 Jul 08
LOL. I'm lazy. It's hard to find good fresh strawberries here after about March, so I buy them when they're in season, slice them up and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Divide them up into usable size containers and freeze them. Then when it's hot summertime I buy the little shortcakes in packages and "cool whip" type whipped topping. I add a little sugar and sometimes a splash of vanilla. Thaw the strawberries, top the cakes with strawberries and whipped topping. Ta Da. Delish desert and no oven to heat up the house.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Yes, that would be easier, but what I did only took minutes and I'm telling ya, if you try it fresh, you'll never go back.
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• Lubbock, Texas
5 Jul 08
Yeah I would. I told ya, I'm lazy. I grew up with fresh everything, cream straight from the cow, strawberries fresh from the garden, home made sponge cake, the whole works. I don't wanna go back. LOL.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Sounds yummy! This post made me hungry so I had to make something to eat before I came back to respond. Have you ever heard of Dump cake? My husband's uncle makes it and taught my husband how to make it for us. My hubby is the cook around here! Anyway he went and bought all the stuff he needed the other day, now I'm just waiting on him to make the darn thing! I want to try it. Apparently you use a cake mix and 2 kinds of canned, or fresh fruits to make it. I couldn't explain it right now because he is taking a nap and I would have to ask him again because I can't remember what he said when he told me the first time. Sounds really good though so now he needs to get off his butt and make it! I love Strawberry anything and this sounds like something my hubby would love to make! If you get that job at Demand Studios, you can make this into a how-to and make money from it! By the way, just curious if you ever applied to them yet and have they accepted you yet? Just wondering. :)
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
5 Jul 08
No, I haven't applied yet. I'm still busy writing at AC. I have just the four published still, but seven more waiting in the hopper. I've made dump cake before and it is delicious. I make mine by putting cherry pie filling in the bottom of the cake pan, then adding a yellow cake mix and dot that with butter and bake. Sometimes I add nuts too. Served with vanilla ice cream is the best!
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@kimbers867 (2540)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I made a white Pillsbury cake that we added the blue and red sprinkles to the batter, then used white frosting that had red and blue stars and sprinkles. It is so yummy!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I'll bet it looked great and tasted good too.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
5 Jul 08
That's a great idea. I love just about any dessert with fruit. I didn't make any dessert yesterday but I have some leftover sweetened tofu cream/custard (we're vegan) so I just might make shortcakes tonight. Thanks!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Don't see why that wouldn't work!
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
5 Jul 08
That sounds wonderful, you're a very creative cook! I think I'll try that with blueberries as I don't care for Strawberries. Too bad, they're cheap and nutritious but I just never did like them. My mom does, though, and she'll really enjoy your concoction!
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Oh sure, any fruit would work. I imagine you could even used canned peaches.
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@GardenGerty (115037)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Hi, no I did not make a special dessert for the holiday, I was working in the evening. but only until eight, so I had time to go to the fireworks. We had a cookout at work. Hubby was there in time for desert, which was icecream and decorated cookies. Your strawberry short cakes sound very good, and you do so many "from scratch" things. I remember the only time I tried to whip cream it never thickened. It actually is probably better for you than Cool Whip, so I may have to try again soon. I use a yellow cake and make a dump cake. I did do the funfetti cake mix and frosting for the holicay, then also used "pink, white, and blue marshmallow stars. Divided the batter in half, and made two small ones, cause hubby and I do not need much, and gave the other half to my son and family, and they eat too many sweets, but they were happy to have more.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Honestly, I don't do all that much 'from scratch', but more now than I ever used to. One trick to getting your cream to thicken good is to make sure that it and the bowl are very cold, and a glass bowl is better. I usually pop the carton of cream and the bowl into the freezer for just a minute or two while I'm gathering the rest of my ingredients. I've been able to use a wire whisk and even do it by hand. It takes a while and hurts my hands for sure, but it can be done. If you have use a mixer it should only take a minute or two (oh, make sure your beaters are real clean too). I have one of those little chopper things from Tupperware and even though it's plastic, I decided to give it a try with the mixing blade instead of the chopping one. Worked like a charm.
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@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I make mine in the same way you did if making from scratch. If I am just wanting a simple easy dessert then i buy a sarah Lee pound cake and cut my strawberries up and mash them a little with some sugar (makes a nice juice) and slice the cake pour on the strawberries and enjoy. Our dessert was leftover birthday cake (my birthday was on the 3rd).
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I've done the pound cake thing too, and the one I mentioned with the blueberries is similar, but I make it with a real simple golden cake I found in a cookbook. I cut it into squares and layer it with the berries and cream in a large parfait-type glass. MMMM mmmm
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@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
6 Jul 08
That sounds delicious. I have seen many of these recipes on the side of the Bisquick mmix. they are really good ones. Add your own touch and you get a taste of heaven. LOL Great tip. I did not make anything for the holiday. I was in charge of the grilled veggies. I must have cooked 100 ears of corn! Tiring; but really a great time with others. Everyone ate and had a good time getting to know one another. Tip I learned: one lady shared that watermelon is an ingredient in Viagra? Wow! didn't know that one.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
6 Jul 08
It really was delicious. I had a bit of cream, strawberries, and two biscuits left so I whipped up the last of it yesterday. My scale wasn't happy this morning, though! Hmmm ... dunno about the watermelon thing.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Me either LOL But, it does make an interesting story as we all sat eating it.
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
6 Jul 08
MMMM strawberry shortcake! When we make strawberry shortcake its usually a white cake covered with strawberries and whipped cream or ice cream. No special dessert here...nor did we celebrate the Independence day Holiday. The weekend before on July 1st was Canada Day here and we had Strawberries and ice cream with our hamburgers.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Strawberries are good with just about anything, aren't they? The only thing that would have made this better is if the strawberries were picked fresh outside my window. Next year for sure.
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
7 Jul 08
We've had a lot of strawberries from mom's garden this year. Mine haven't started yet (odd i got them from her plants 2 years ago). This morning she picked 1/3rd of a row and had over a gallon of berries. Her rows are wide enough to fit dads cultivator in i'd say 25 feet long and she has two of them.
• United States
7 Jul 08
never tried it but it sounds amazing i will have to make it sometime. Thanks for sharing that. I am new to my lot and have a quick question so if someone could help me out i would greatly appreciate that, About how much does each response pay?
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
7 Jul 08
There is no set amount. Look to the top of your page and do a search, or look on my profile page and see some of the discussions I've responded to in the past.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
7 Jul 08
Oh gosh I wish I had a piece of strawberry shortcake now, I really miss it.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I wish I had some left, but it was great while it lasted. Money is especially tight so I can't afford to splurge on cream and strawberries again, though.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I've never made Strawberry Shortcake before but your recipe sounds very simple and I have all the ingredients on hand cept for the Strawberries. Just might have to get me some fresh strawberries this payday and make some. I didn't make anything special for the 4th. We just had burgers and hotdogs on the grill along with corn made on the grill as well. We discovered by accident camping Memorial weekend that corn cooked in a bit of burger grease seasoned with seasoned salt tastes really good so we did that again on the grill.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Oh my goodness yes, do try it. I think most of us have used different kinds of cakes, but I found this biscuit to be absolutely wonderful. I just made regular bisquick biscuits and added a little sugar, and made them bigger. Whip the cream with a little sugar, add strawberries and you're done.
• United States
7 Jul 08
We've been snacking mostly on blueberries. Lots of blueberry pie and some just fresh blueberries. Today I got some out of the freezer in the middle of the hot afternoon and man were they yummy. Fresh frozen bluberries! We're going to pick more tomorrow.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I haven't picked fresh blueberries since I was a kid but oh boy, do I remember what they tasted like. I love fresh blueberry muffins, and just a bowl of blueberries sprinkled with sugar and milk.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
6 Jul 08
yummy strawberry shortcake sounds good but I have never heard of huckleberry pie. What in the world is a huckleberry and where do they come from?
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
6 Jul 08
LOL. See my answer to hiccup above.
@Hatley (164239)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jul 08
hi Ldyjarhead I do the s ame thing for strawberry shortcake I make biscuits with a bit of sugar in them, then split them and add whipped cream and strawberries. I was brought on this version and liked it so well that I have made this myself for years . my only special dessert for the fourth was plain old red ripe juicy icey watermelon, but its hard to improve on that. lol
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Oh yes, watermelon is a must this time of year. I did buy both cantaloupe and watermelon last week and cut them up so they are ready for snacking any time.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
5 Jul 08
now i know where u have been stuffing yourself w/strawberry shortcake. lol it is good , isn't it? my favorite way to eat strawberries is to bake oie crust & eat them over it. i also like hot biscuits w.them to. i make strawberry freezer jam that my boys love. strawberries are hard to beat. the seasom is over for them hear. of course u can still buy them in the grocery but there is no comparison w/grocery ones & fresh ones. have a good weekend. jo
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Hey, I've been here! I just didn't start any discussions yesterday (I don't think). I did answer some, though. I didn't plant any strawberries this year so these were from the store, but I hope to have some plants in next year. Don't know how many berries will make it into the house, though. :)
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