Did you Know? Plant City, Florida is recognized worldwide as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World.
Did you Know? There are approximately 8,000 acres of strawberries grown in Florida.
Did you Know?– Eating eight Strawberries a day has been shown to lower blood pressure and to improve memory and heart health.
Did you Know? – Strawberry Shortcake originated with the American Colonists.
Well now that you know. I am passing along a shortcake recipe we have been enjoying for years. But the favorite way we enjoy strawberries is freshly washed, sliced and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. The berries are Great on their own, and delicious over vanilla ice cream. However, you enjoy your berries, enjoy them Florida Fresh.
Florida Strawberry Shortcake
4 Cups Fresh Strawberries, hulled
2 Cups Sifted Flour
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
½ Cup Butter
½ Cup Milk
2 Cups Heavy Cream Whipped
Slice 3 cups of Strawberries and sweeten to taste.
Preheat Oven to 450 degrees. Sift the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt into a mixing bowl. With a pastry blender or your fingers, work in 5 tablespoons of butter until mixture is course and grainy. Stir in the milk.
Shape the dough into a ball and roll it out to ½ inch thick on a lightly floured surface. With a 3 inch biscuit cutter, cut out six rounds. Set them on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until brown.
Split the biscuits while hot, butter the bottom halves. Place them on a serving plate. Spoon on the strawberries, top with whipped cream, and place the biscuit top on. Add the whole berries to each plate and generously share the juice on each shortcake.