Sunday, May 17, 2009

Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake

Finally, a nice weekend in Seattle. Sunny, 70 degrees, head to the market, fresh strawberries so I can make one of my favorite desserts. Strawberry Shortcake. I like to have my strawberries over buttermilk biscuits, I like fresh whipped cream, and I especially like adding Balsamic Vinegar to the "sugaring" of the strawberries.

A simple delicious dessert.

Ingredients and Method:

20 medium size fresh strawberries
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Wash strawberries and remove caps and pith with the end of a small spoon. Quarter strawberries and place in a bowl. Add sugar and balsamic, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours. Overnight is better.

Prepare buttermilk biscuits, your own recipe or try Ron's Buttermilk Biscuits from this blog.

Cut in half, spread liberally with strawberry mixture and juices. Top with whipped cream or Cool Whip.



carrie @ bloomacious said...

what a beautiful recipe! I added it to our links list at on the Foodie page.

Anonymous said...

i LOOOVE strawberry shortcake! i bet its amazing with the balsamic!

dp said...

only 70 degrees, huh? Here in PDX we hit 82!! And the rest of this week promises to be warm and mostly sunny.

Love love love strawberry shortcake with real buttermilk biscuits. Rare to see these days. Most people do it with angel food cake.

BTW, how long does it take to send a care package to Iraq? I'm assuming it goes through special post? Just curious how that works.

TheMerlinMenu said...

Post Office has a special rate of $12.50 for a priority mail box. It took 5 days for the brownies I made her to get there.

dp said...

That's a great rate and 5 days isn't bad. I'm sure the brownies were gone in 5 seconds :-)