This week’s SMS recipe, Strawberry Shortcakes, was chosen by Wendy of Pink Stripes. You can find the full recipe on her blog here, and check out the Sweet Melissa Sundays blogroll to see how other bakers fared with this recipe.
I love strawberry shortcake no matter what form the cake part comes in. Angel food cake, Twinkies, biscuits, yellow cake, those spongy things from the grocery store, they’re all good to me. But an already delicious dessert is definitely made better by using homemade shortcakes. This week’s shortcakes were the biscuity type with a little lemon zest added. They were very, very tasty and came together in a snap. But I think I like my sister-in-law’s recipe just a tiny bit more; they have lots of vanilla and bake up just a little taller. Click here for that recipe.
**The pictures are not up to my usual standard of clarity. Even if a photo isn’t gorgeous at least it should be in focus, right?! And that’s not mint I garnished my shortcake with (as per the recipe). I’m not sure what it is! But it looked mint-ish and I’m not dead, so I think it was OK!!**