This is an old family recipe, so old that it was never actually passed down from generation to generation at all, and I completely made this up. You can thank me later for creating this recipe, because there is no way you would have thought to combine these ingredients on your own.
Here’s what you do:
- Acquire some form of angel food cake.* I prefer the loaf form. Sounds more like bread.
- Cut up strawberries and pile atop piece of angel food bread.
- Further decorate with the secret ingredient.**
- Completely obliterate bread and berries with whipped topping (the can is more fun than the tub; that’s an FYI).
- Consume immediately.
Growing up, my mother did not believe that dessert should contain fruit. Dessert is for chocolate and only chocolate. Dessert can only come in the following forms: chocolate ice cream; chocolate popsicle; Valentine box chocolate; chocolate pudding; M&Ms; or chocolate pie. Chocolate-covered matzo at Passover and chocolate gelt at Chanukah. And that’s it. That’s all your dessert options right there.
Therefore, strawberry shortcake is deemed only edible as a lunch item. Just as it was in ye olde country.
* Perhaps not officially shortcake, but this angel food is what they used back in ye olde country when shortcake was not readily available.
** The secret ingredient is the blueberries.