Yesterday was one of my favorite days in Indianapolis. They have the Strawberry festival downtown on the circle! A local church takes over the whole circle and you can get a huge strawberry shortcake for a few dollars. And! Each of the strawberry shortcakes are actually homemade and support a good cause. Perfect right?
(images from Indygrapevine.com)
Wrong! As I was hurrying to drive home and make it before they close at 6, I heard that they were out of shortcakes! What is a strawberry shortcake without the shortcake? After dealing with my disappointment, my wonderful husband suggested we just make our own.
I am a very lucky girl. I also thought I would share with you my favorite strawberry shortcake recipe. (It’s actually from the back of a bisquick box, so if you have some, you can reference that!)
2 1/3 C original Bisquick mix (or other pancake mix I’m sure)
½ C milk
3 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp butter
4 C sliced fresh strawberries
¼ C sugar
Stir Bisquick, milk, 3 tbsp sugar, and butter until dough forms. Drop 6 spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes on 425 degrees. Meanwhile, add 1/4 C sugar to the sliced strawberries.
Lastly, split the shortcakes, add strawberries and whipped cream, and be thankful it’s summer! Enjoy :)