My favorite summertime dessert is the Strawberry Shortcake. When I get the chance, I stand in line for this yummy treat at Bakesale Betty in Oakland:
But time is short around here and it is a rare treat to be able to do this. (for more, check out https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/bakesale-betty/) So, I was so excited to try these recipes from Williams Sonoma®’s Dessert of the Day!
From June 8, their strawberry shortcake!
This was delicious. I loved how the slightly salty taste of the cake balanced well against the sweet cream and fruit. I opted to keep the fruit fresh and not cook it in sugar first, to keep things lighter on a hot day.
From July 7, their cornmeal shortcakes with blueberries and cream:
These shortcakes have double the amount of butter than the ones above. Because of that, it’s much yummier. The cornmeal offered a sweeter note to the cake and really balanced well with the berries and cream. I also opted to keep the fruit fresh so that the dish is lighter and better on a hot day.