Perfumy-fruity scents on things were "the thing" in the early 80s. Do you remember the scratch-n-sniff stickers? What about lip balms and magic markers kissed with various scents - buttered popcorn, pink lemonade, apple pie, fresh baked cookies, etc? Everyone had their favorite(s) but ask any girl and first on the list would be the scent of fresh strawberries on the Strawberry Shortcake doll. This little character smelled fabulous! Even though the doll is not the showcase for today, remain zoomed in on her scent! Take time to even check out From the Strawberry Fields celebrated in March.
June 14 is...
National Strawberry Shortcake Day
The perfect summertime dessert...or any time for that matter!
Today’s Shortcake Facts…
Thank you foodimentary.com!
- Shortcake is a sweet biscuit (in the American sense: that is, a crumbly, baking soda- or baking powder-leavened bread).
- Shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs.
- The most famous dessert made with shortcake is strawberry shortcake.
- Though today’s shortcakes are usually of the biscuit or sponge-cake variety, earlier American recipes called for pie crust in rounds or broken-up pieces, which was a variety still being enjoyed in the 20th century, particularly in the South.
- Though strawberry is the most widely known shortcake dessert, peach shortcake, blueberry shortcake, chocolate shortcake and other similar desserts are made along similar lines. It is also common to see recipes where the shortcake itself is flavored; coconut is a common addition. The term “shortcake” often refers to shortbread in the UK.