I may not be in Canada now, but I still wanted something to remind me of home, besides my upcoming trip, which I will post about later. Wink Wink.
When I was a kid, summer meant tons of fresh strawberries. I even picked strawberries as a summer job in the local fields, which I was just awful at, since I'm as white as whipped cream and hate spiders. Take it from me, eating more strawberries than you pick will come back and bite you in the.....well...moving on.
My most favourite strawberry dessert as a kid was "Strawberry Shortcake". My mom used to make homemade tea biscuits, split them in half, then fill them with lots of whipped cream and berries marinated in sugar. So simple, but SOOO good.
In honour of Canada Day and my mom, Carol, I've made a Strawberry Shortcake Trifle. Fluffy, sweet sponge cake layered with fresh, juicy berries marinated in sugar, thick whipped cream flavoured with vanilla, and a tangy strawberry compote. This recipe was simple and fast to make, and tasted fresh and delicious on a warm summer day. It reminded me of being a kid again eating biscuits and berries.
I hope you enjoy and have a great Canada Day!!