Strawberry Treats for a Sweet Spring

Anjeli Sambasivam ’18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

Spring is finally here! This flowerful season makes me think of fresh fruit and vibrant flowers. Spring is the perfect time to eat some delicious strawberries! These quick and easy recipes are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

strawberry ice creamRecipe #1: Strawberry Shortcake
Ingredients:
3 pints fresh strawberries
½ cup white sugar
1 egg
4 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup shortening
⅔ cup milk
2 tablespoons white sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 cups whipped heavy cream

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Slice the strawberries and toss them with ½ cup white sugar.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons white sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in the shortening until the mixture is crumbly.
4. Add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until combined.
Pour the batter into an 8 inch round cake pan.
5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Slice partially cooled cake in half, creating 2 layers. Place half of the strawberries in between the two layers.
7. Spread the whipped cream and remaining strawberries on top.
Recipe #2: Strawberry Ice Cream
Ingredients:
1 package of strawberries
⅔ cup heavy cream
½ cup sugar

Directions:
Slice the strawberries and place in the freezer until frozen.
Using a blender, combine the frozen strawberries and sugar until the strawberries are roughly chopped.
Slowly pour in the heavy cream until everything is fully combined.
Freeze and serve for up to one week!

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