Strawberry Shortcake

Summer means strawberries. BC grows beautiful strawberries and late June / early July is when they're perfect. My mom would pile us all into the station wagon and drive us out to the valley to pick buckets of berries when school was done for the year. Summer means dirt under my fingernails and berry juice running down my chin. Summer means strawberry shortcake. 

There are strong opinions when it comes to strawberry shortcake. Do you use a sponge cake? Angel food? Or do you do strawberry shortcake the right way?  I'm a traditional strawberry shortcake kind of gal who is married to a sponge cake enthusiast. Strawberry shortcake conversations are tense in our household is what I'm saying. (Don't worry - I'm raising my son right. Biscuit-y strawberry shortcake forever!) 

I love this strawberry shortcake recipe. I only use a tablespoon or so of sugar on the berries, and I add a dash of vanilla to the cream, but other than that I leave the recipe as is (which says a lot - I rarely follow recipes as they're written.) 

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What is your favourite summertime treat?