I know that everyone is thinking about school and fall but, I am not willing to give up on summer yet.
This is my favorite summer dessert and although it is perfect finish to your grill party, it is elegant enough for any fancy dinner party. My husband says that I should to charge $15 a plate in "one of those swanky restaurants". The key to this dish is that the shortcake is grilled. So, you get a crunchy base for the strawberries to soak into. The whipped cream offers a smooth finish. It is light as air and it looks like it is floating on water here. Enjoy!
6 store-bought short cakes
1 pint of strawberries, hulled and cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup sugar
4 oz whipped cream
Mint sprigs for garnish
1. Heat strawberries and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat until a sauce is formed.
2. Grill the shortcakes on medium heat until it is lightly marked on both sides. It should be slightly crunchy but not burnt.
3. To assemble, place one grilled shortcake on a serving dish. Top this with a few scoops of the strawberry mixture. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a sprig of mint if desired.
Makes 6 Servings