Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Portable Strawberry Shortcake - May 2010
Strawberry shortcake! Since this was the last thing I was eating on May 31st (deadline!), I decided to attempt a portable version of this delicious treat.
You'll need fresh strawberries, freshly baked shortcake (I recommend the recipe from the side of the Bisquick box), scissors, string, and a large needle.
(For Part 2 you will also need vanilla ice cream, a can of Redi-whip, and a sandwich-size ziplock bag. If you're feeling hasty, you can skip to Part 2.)
Cut 1" chunks of shortcake. Use the needle to string the strawberries and shortcake chunks together like so:
Eat any of the shortcake that doesn't want to stay on the string.
Once you've threaded enough berries and shortcake to satisfy your appetite, tie the string around your neck.
Unfortunately, it was necessary to cut the string in order to eat the necklace. Next time (ha) I will be prepared and have elastic string on hand similar to that used on commercial candy necklaces.
Part 2 - I have learned from this experience. I don't want crumbs on my shirt. I want ice cream with my shortcake. But I still want it on the go. This is where the ziplock bag comes in.
Place your stemmed berries, chunks of shortcake, ice cream, and Redi-whip in the ziplock bag and seal it. Smash it up a bit. Now I am feeling genius. This could be done with any food that has a mushy base... sausage, biscuits and gravy! granola, yogurt and blueberries!
With the scissors, snip a corner off the bag.
Squeeze contents in mouth- perfecto!