Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Random info: the Strawberry Shortcake doll was updated in 2008: She has a cell phone now, doesn't wear blush and has a tinge of lipstick. She also has forgone gumdrops in favor of freah fruit. Those marketing people must have so much fun dreaming up all this stuff.
These are delicate and crumbly and wonderful. I cut mine into rectangles to avoid having leftover pieces to squish together. I didn't serve them warm out of the oven as recommended. I only served them later in the day and I zapped them for 15-20 seconds each in the microwave to heat before filling with ice cream (instead of whipped cream) and sugar-tossed sliced strawberries. It tasted like the embodiment of summer. I almost forgot about our erratic BC weather. I have yet to put away my winter jackets because some days it's still so cold here!
I read that this recipe made a big batch so I made 1/2 a batch with less sugar and used them to make ham and cheese 'sandwiches' that got toasted in the oven just until the cheese melted. The slight sweetness actually went really well with the cheese and ham. My son's not a big sandwich eater but he actually ate them without bribery! Sweet or savory, these are yummy!
Thanks to Cathy for a yummy treat that will hopefully kick off more good weather in the weeks to come.