Wild Strawberry Shortcake.

Each year during the early Spring we try to make it down to Florida to enjoy the already-warm weather that I oh-so-miss in Atlanta that time of year. We hit up the beach for a day, catch a few Spring Training games and Disney for a day (because, #momlife) but my classic favorites include the Strawberry Festival in Plant City and taking the kids to pick fresh strawberries from the field.

strawberry shortcake family recipe

This season I decided to incorporate sprawling springs of fresh mint from my garden (since there is SO much) and the outcome was so beautiful I just had to share. I really hope you’ll give this one a try – trust me, you’ll never go back!

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WILD STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

 

Strawberry Topping :

  • 4 cups Strawberries, washed + quartered

  • 1-2 TBSP granulated sugar

Wash and quarter 4 cups of strawberries. Toss with 1 to 2 TBSP of granulated sugar and set aside.

 

Homemade Whipped Cream :  

click here for the easy recipe

 

Shortcake :

  • 2 1/3 cups Bisquick

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 3 TBSP granulated sugar

  • 3 TBSP melted butter

Heat oven to 425 degrees. In medium bowl, mix Bisquick, milk, sugar + melted butter until soft dough forms. Grease cookie sheet and drop six equal sized balls of dough. Bake 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and serve while warm.

 

To serve, place a single shortcake onto plate or bowl, top with two spoonfuls of strawberry topping and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Garnish with mint, enjoy!

strawberry shortcake recipe

I’d love to know if you gave this recipe a try! For more from our Southern Kitchen Bucket List, click here to see the full list of recipes I’m trying my hand at as part of this challenge. #HEIRLOOMED


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Rhubarb Slab Pie.

The Spring and Summer seasons are filled with some of the most delicious fruits + vegetables around. While they are known for the season, there is that specific, optimal time where each unique crop is absolutely at it's peek for a week or two each year. 

The produce hero of the moment is rhubarb. 

Rhubarb Slab Pie/ summer southern recipes / heirloomed

Rhubarb has this perfect, tart flavor that is unlike any other. It is delicious alone or when paired with other berries, such as strawberry or raspberry. My head always goes to pie (in general, not jus with rhubarb ...) but another fan favorite is rhubarb jelly.

Today I'm sharing this super simple, seasonal recipe for Rhubarb Slab Pie and it's just as Southern as you might imagine. Mascarpone, almond and honey play up the flavors of the rhubarb and you can whip this one up in just a few minutes after dinner and top with a fresh scoop of ice cream.

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Rhubarb Slab Pie

PIE CRUST :

FILLING INGREDIENTS :

  • Bundle of fresh rhubarb stalks
  • 1 TBSP all-purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 1 TBSP cold water
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 egg + splash of milk (whisked) for egg wash
  • 1 TBSP honey for generous drizzle

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make pie crust dough as outlined here in recipe. On a floured surface, roll out to rectangular slab and set aside.

Wash and pat dry rhubarb stalks. Cut stalks in half lengthwise and then slice each segment in half into thinner pieces. Place into a large mixing bowl with flour, cornstarch, almond extract and cold water, tossing to dredge the rhubarb. Add sliced almonds, reserving a handful to sprinkle on top as garnish. 

Spread mascarpone cheese over the pie crust slab, leaving approximately one inch border to fold over the crust. Lay pieces of dredged rhubarb side by side across the mascarpone slab all the way across until completely covered. Sprinkle granulated sugar (reserving a small amount for garnishing the crust) and kosher salt across the top of the rhubarb. Sprinkle remaining sliced almonds across the top of the rhubarb filling.

Fold edges of pie crust back over to "seal" the slab pie and using a fork to crimp closed. Use a pastry brush to apply egg wash to the rim of pie crust and sprinkle with remaining dusting of granulated sugar. Finally, drizzle entire slab with a generous amount of honey.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until rhubarb is tender. Set aside to cool before slicing. Top with a scoop of fresh vanilla bean ice cream and enjoy!

 

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