Saturday, May 2, 2009

SMS: Strawberry Shortcakes


I was really happy with this weeks recipe choice for Sweet Melissa Sundays. I love strawberry shortcakes! I make them pretty often and I have (or after this week, HAD!) a shortcake recipe that never let me down. Well... that recipe is going to have to take a back seat to this one!

It is weird how sometimes ONE ingredient can make such a big difference. My old shortcake recipe is by no means identical to the SMS one, but the taste and texture is extrememly similar. The difference? Lemon zest. Oh. My. Goodness. The lemon zest just takes it to a whole new level. Yum and yum!

Thanks to Wendy of Pink Stripes for choosing a fabulous recipe! Head over to her blog to check it out and go to SMS to see what everyone else created!

25 comments:

Tracey said...

I agree - the lemon zest really elevated this recipe. I loved this dessert! Yours looks wonderful!

Elyse said...

Your shortcake looks amazing!! (I still haven't made mine yet...oh law school exams.) I'm so glad you loved this recipe; I can't wait to make it now!! Who knew lemon zest could make such a huge difference; amazing!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Your strawberry shortcake looks delicious. I have never made traditional strawberry shortcake, I always cheat and use angelfood cake. I will have to try the classic.

Flourchild said...

Yep the lemon zest really added some zing to this recipe! Im glad you enjoyed it. I thought it was so good and so did my kids!

Megan said...

These were great, weren't they? Easy and delicious.

Can't wait for updates on the surprise party yesterday!

Netts Nook said...

Your shortcake looks perfect.

Jessica said...

It looks so yummy! I love this recipe, too and I want to try it with orange or lime zest as well. I'm glad that you liked it!

Maria said...

One of my favorite desserts! YUM!

teresa said...

These looks wonderful, I love strawberry shortcake!

Katy ~ said...

Strawberry shortcake, one of my all time favorite desserts! Yours looks VERY good!!

PheMom said...

Your shortcake looks great! I loved that lemon zest too. Next time I think I will rub it with the sugar first.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Your shortcakes look great. Yeah, that lemon zest really made it wonderful. Glad you liked them.

The Bahens said...

That lemon zest made all the difference, didn't it?!

AmyRuth said...

Lemon Zest is an amazing touch to many unsuspecting recipes. Surprisingly. So glad you loved these they look fantastic and so welcoming for spring/summer.
AmyRuth

HoneyB said...

Looks and sounds delicious Cristine! My mom always makes her buttermilk biscuits to go with strawberry shortcake - I am going to tell her about this recipe....so she can make it for me. LOL. Yeah, there are some things I only want my mom to make and strawberry shortcake is one of those things!

margot said...

Your shortcake looks great! I had never made shortcake before, so it's nice to hear that this is really a great recipe and surpasses others.

Pamela said...

Yum! I can't wait to try these!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad the shortcakes were a success for you. They look wonderful. Thanks for baking along with me this week.

SUGAR B said...

I am opening my mouth right now, so you can spoon-feed me that shortcake. :)

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I've been adding a little lemon zest to a lot of my baking, but can't wait to try it in shortcakes! These look amazing!
Nancy

Jennifer said...

Kristine,
I agree, the lemon zest is killer! I really enjoyed this dessert and can easily imagine making it over and over.
Jennifer

Michele said...

I also think that the lemon zest was a wonderful addition. I love this cookbook. Your shortcakes look lovely!

Ingrid said...

I've never made strawberry shortcakes but my babygirl has with our sitter. Hm, they were just okay.
~ingrid

HanaĆ¢ said...

Great job on the shortcakes! I loved the lemon zest too.

Jaime said...

great job. i enjoyed the lemon zest too

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