Normally, I buy organic strawberries. And in about 5 weeks, I'll be able to actually go to a farm and pick them myself. But lately I've been in a fruit funk... I try to buy seasonal and I'm so tired of apples and pears and oranges. Part of the problem is that last summer, in the middle of a move, I couldn't 'put up' anything. No peaches or blueberries or plums or raspberries or any other flavor of summer.
So today when I saw strawberries on sale buy one get one, I stopped. And I looked. They were Florida strawberries, not California like they usually are. (I absolutely will NOT buy them from CA since they passed that law allowing the use of a really nasty chemical for strawberries.) They actually looked good. I thought about the heavy cream I had in the fridge, and the Baking Mix I had in the cupboard, and I knew we had to have Strawberry Shortcakes for dessert tonight.
I followed the same biscuit recipe... 2 1/4 c Baking Mix and 3/4 c buttermilk, but I also added 1/4 c sugar to make the biscuits a little sweeter to go with the strawberries. Bake at 425 for 13-15 minutes, and serve with macerated strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Mmmmmm!!! May be it was the fact we haven't had berries in months and months... but both hubby and I couldn't get over how tasty these were!