Strawberry Rum Shortcake
May is a berrydelicious month and I love sinking my teeth into a ripe juicy berry straight from the fields or produce stand. It’s okay if a little drips down your chin, all in the spirit of strawberry season!
Equally yummy is the challenge of developing other tantalizing ways to devour as much of the succulent seasonal fruit as possible before they become extinct in my area for the next 11 months. Yes, you can get strawberries all year round but nothing shipped in from Florida or California compares to our local Pungo Patch.
When May rolls in it’s time to whip out grandma’s pound cake recipe because traditional strawberry short cake is a must. The dense confection loaded with powdered sugar, more vanilla than most pound cakes, and oh yes butter, makes the perfect bed to spoon the juicy home grown fruit onto along with a drizzle of the sweet nectar and dollop or 2 of whipped crème.