Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake

Balsamic Strawberry Short Cake

Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake – So, I am not a big fan of desserts. I have never really had the “sweet tooth”, but I have kids. So I thought… do I let them eat moon pies or do I come up with something a little healthier with ingredients that I can pronounce?

Guess who won? Yes that is right…the moon pies. No just kidding. I won. So, I searched deep and wide into the dark dark interwebs for the best ideas, ingredients and strawberry recipes. None of them quite fit what I was going for. Therefore, I had to dig deeper and deeper into the dark dark dark interwebs until I found this… Balsamic Strawberry Short Cake. So here we go…

Balsamic Strawberry Short Cakes

Balsamic Strawberry Short Cakes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ lbs. strawberries
  • ¼ cup sugar (for strawberries)
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (for shortbread)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 ½ cups whipped cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. Cut stems off strawberries and cut into quarters. Place into bowl with ¼-cup sugar along with balsamic vinegar and stir. Using a potato masher, mash ¼ of the strawberries and allow time to sit for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 400
  4. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1-teaspoon salt with a pinch of nutmeg.
  5. Add cream and mix to combine.
  6. Spread mixture into an ungreased 8in pan and bake until golden brown (18-22 mins).
  7. Remove shortcake from pan and allow time to cool.
  8. Cut short cake into 6 pieces and half the 6 pieces just like a biscuit.
  9. Using a mixer beat heavy cream, 3 tablespoons of sugar and vanilla extract until nice stiff firm peaks appear.
  10. Spoon strawberries and juice onto each cake bottom with cream, add cake top and top with more strawberries and cream
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This delicious dessert takes a little time and there are a few moving parts involved but it is so worth it. As always, just don’t’ go through life…Life44 it… Live, Laugh, Love & Learn.

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