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June 14th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Leave your raspberry beret in the drawer today - June 14 is National Strawberry Shortcake Day.

Just to avoid any confusion, we're not talking about a cute little girl who lives in a strawberry cake and wears a pink bonnet.  This dessert combines sweet biscuits, whipped cream and macerated strawberry happiness (read: sliced strawberries coated with sugar that surrender their juices and make a sweet, sweet sauce).

To make traditional strawberry shortcakes, you halve the biscuits, ladle on some strawberry magic and top it with whipped cream. Cap it off with the biscuit top, and then why not drench it in some more strawberries?

So, c'mon get happy today in your kitchen with this easy summer dessert.  Whether you go old school traditional with homemade biscuits, serve up shortcake sliders to feed the whole gang or (gasp) substitute angel food cake for biscuits, have a very berry day.

Just watch out for that peculiar purple pieman trying to rain on your berry parade.



soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Heffner

    Why is it everytime I see strawberrys and whipped cream I immediately visualize it served up on a pair of C cups?

    June 14, 2011 at 10:25 am |
    • Dixie Sugarbaker, of the Savannah Sugarbakers@Hef

      Because you've never seen it on a pair of double-D's ;)

      June 14, 2011 at 10:27 am |
    • Wendy Whoppers

      You always think too small Hef!

      June 14, 2011 at 10:28 am |
    • Heffner

      But more than a mouthful is a waste, eh?

      June 14, 2011 at 10:31 am |
      • Dixie Sugarbaker, of the Savannah Sugarbakers@Hef

        Only if you have a small mouth.

        June 14, 2011 at 10:33 am |
      • AstroNut

        I gotz ta hold onto something or I will float away.

        June 14, 2011 at 10:34 am |
      • Heffner

        I may have a small mouth, but I can lick my eyebrows.

        June 14, 2011 at 10:35 am |
      • Debbie Does Dallas@Heffner

        Will you marry me?

        June 14, 2011 at 10:44 am |
      • Elliot in the morning @ Debbie

        "Smell my face!"

        June 14, 2011 at 10:45 am |
      • Flounder

        Smell it, smell it good!

        June 14, 2011 at 10:59 am |
      • The Witty One@EITM

        Can I get a t-shirt?

        June 14, 2011 at 11:04 am |
      • Jerv@2

        LOL! I know, right? People always say just as they are getting off of the phone, "hey Elliot, can I get a t shirt?!"

        June 14, 2011 at 11:06 am |
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        I want to call in one morning and just ask for a t-shirt. Don't comment on what he is talking about...just ask for the shirt.

        June 14, 2011 at 11:09 am |
  2. AleeD

    Mmmm. Biscuits, strawberries and just enough juice to moisten up the biscuits. Yum!

    June 14, 2011 at 9:17 am |
  3. RichardHead

    Dang it,Now I gotta go back inside and get me some strawberry shortcake. Better get two 'cuz WD likes 'em too.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:12 am |
    • Jerv@RicH

      I know dude, I want to go across the street to this fancy restaurant and order me some of that to go. Looks so good.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:14 am |
  4. Jerv

    That photo loods so delishous! And the peculiar purple pieman is, well, peculiar.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:06 am |
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