Thursday, May 22, 2008

Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake, The Irish Way

While running errands the other day, I saw a huge sign for strawberries and an arrow. I followed several more signs and arrows, winding around country roads among the mountains, and found myself at a local orchard that was offering pick your own strawberries. Although we couldn't get out to pick our own, I was happy to buy a huge quart that were pre-plucked. And I promised myself that Willa and I would get back there next year - to run amok in the strawberry patches for ourselves.

I ended up cutting up the strawberries, mixing them with a bit of sugar - and putting them over slices of Grandma's Irish Soda Bread - with cream.

I had this for dessert after breakfast. After lunch. And after, after lunch.

This Eat-With-Abandon-Diet-Whilst-Nursing is just grand.


Jennifer said...

Thank you for that lovely photo. Whenever you talk food, I listen and I never regret it. Frolicking in a strawberry patch sounds heavenly.

lotta said...

Sounds sooo delicious! Cant wait for summer and sun warm strawberries. I'll copy your combination.

Lonnie said...

My favorite "Irish" dessert (learned from Irish volunteers at Innisfree) is Banoffee. It's simple but very yummy.