Holy flaming flying balls of strawberries!
Fine Cooking does it again. This time they have provided me with The. Best. Strawberry. Shortcake. Recipe.EVER. I am not embellishing or exaggerating or hyperbolizing. No. Seriously. This is THE BEST. Period.
Behold – the biscuits. They are insane. Slightly crisp on the outside. Lightly sweet. Rich and buttery, yet fluffy. And yes – my super-local, picked from our own backyard, beautiful strawberries might have had something to do with the total awesomeness. But we’ve eaten a lot of shortcake around these parts and these biscuits are hands down the finest. (Get it, finest? Fine Cooking? I crack myself up!!)
In fact, the next day I took a leftover biscuit to work and toasted it for a morning snack with my tea.
A little butter, and a lot of OMG can I eat one of these everyday please I promise to go on the elipitical for 15 minutes an hour if I have to!
Look – it’s a bonus peek into my day-to-day office life – crappy radio that only gets 3 crappy stations, mechanical drawings in a messy pile, giant mug of tea to get me through the morning. Yup, that’s a pretty accurate picture. Other than the awesome biscuit which sadly is not my usual morning snack because I don’t actually want to go on the eliptical hourly.
The biscuits kept very well in a zip-top bag, although they lost a bit of that light, lovely crispness. They still tasted like a dream. Actual conversation as my husband ate it again the next night:
He: These biscuits are awesome.
Me: Thanks. I know.
He: Can you make them again? I mean, exactly the same the next time?
Me: Well, yeah.
He: Are you sure? Because these are the best ever. Best you’ve ever made. You have to make them the same.
Me: I followed the recipe exactly. Yes, I can do it again!
He: Exactly? Ha. You never do that.
But I actually did this time. Really. So much so I am not even going to include the recipe in this post because you can just go here and look at it yourself and make it yourself immediately. I have nothing to add to perfection. Go. Do it. Strawberry shortcake awesomeness of your dreams awaits!