Michigan is awesome when it comes to fruit. We have everything here, it comes fast and furious, all crammed into 10 weeks. Some years I just have to let some seasons pass me by because I can’t get to the fields fast enough. Last year, I bypassed strawberry season, but managed to catch blueberry. This year, I was sure to make it out strawberry picking. Strawberry jam fills our freezer, and we’ve had strawberry shortcake for dessert and breakfast. I think missing out last year had made this year’s harvest even sweeter!
Strawberry ShortcakeSomeday I’ll come up with a successful ‘from scratch’ butter-less buttermilk biscuit, until then, I’m happy with Bisquick, the bonus is not having to roll and cut out biscuits!Biscuits (makes 6-8
2 1/3 cups Bisquick mix3 T. white sugar3 T. cold dairy-free margarine cut into cubes (I use Fleischmann’s unsalted margarine)2/3 cup soymilk plus 1T cider vinegar set aside to thicken1.) Preheat the oven to 350.2.) Mix sugar into the Bisquick mix,3.) Cut the margarine into dry mix, blend around using a couple forks until the margarine lumps are pea sized or smaller.4.) Pour the soured soymilk into the dry mixture. Carefully incorporate the soymilk with a spatula, don’t beat or you’ll have bricks.5.) Scoop 1/2 cup blobs of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with sugar.6.) Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from the pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack.Simple Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream
20 regular sized marshmallows3 cups Silk soy creamer1/3 cup sugar1 t. vanilla extract2 T. oil1.) In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the marshmallows and 1 cup of soy creamer for 1 minute. Remove and whisk well. If the marshmallows are not melted into the cream, keep microwaving 30 seconds at time, mixing between zap until the marshmallows are melted down. Fresh marshmallows are easier than old ones for this.2.) Add the sugar and the other 2 cups of soy creamer, vanilla and oil. Mix well, chill in the refrigerator or freezer if still warm.3.) Freeze in an ice cream maker. I have a Cuisinart that works really well.Crushed Strawberries
01.) I hope you don’t need a recipe for this, because I don’t have one. I wing it.2.) Crush a bunch of strawberries by hand or in a food processor.3.) Add sugar until it tastes about right.