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Springy Strawberry Quickcake…. (gluten free)

May 25, 2012


I remember when I was young and every summer we lived on strawberry shortcake… and I mean…lived on it.  Breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner…generally two meals a day.  But it wasn’t like you see in magazines… it was this giant Jiffy mix made bisquity thing in a 13×9…you would cut out a square, cover it in strawberries which we picked that morning, then cover in sugar and milk.  It was a pretty big deal as a kid…this strawberry shortcake season.  Now as an adult we live a mainly gluten free life so that changes things…like strawberry shortcake season.


So when the opportunity presented itself to go pick up extra strawberries from one farm over, we jumped at it!  Quickly our counters filled up.  I fully intend to make jelly…because my one brother would drink homemade strawberry jelly if given half a chance.  But I still long for the real deal strawberry shortcake… So I experimented last night.  Albeit the cake part did not turn out all crusty and bisquity… it was  springy and amazing.  I mean….amazing…. you see the picture of it sitting out with whip cream and mint sprigged…yeah that is for show.  I have to say that in full disclosure so you don’t think I am being a fake…truth is I ate way too many pieces right over the sink like a barbarian….it was that good.  It was so good that we polished the whole 13×9 off in one night…no joke.  Don’t judge us..remember we are a family of 9, lol.


It isn’t a sweet cake…so please don’t forget to sprinkle the sugar on it before you put it in the oven… it makes it a touch crispy…so good.  Also, for those who are not gluten free and want to make this…just use some type of pancake mix to substitute….I think you should be okay.

So seize every opportunity to use those strawberries while the season lasts… there is nothing like strawberries which don’t have frequent flyer miles…local are much better!

You know a recipe is good , in this house when I don’t stuff it in the junk drawer…but I paint a recipe card for it. Don’t get me wrong I am still looking for that nostalgic strawberry shortcake… but this Spring Strawberry Quickcake will fill the gap for now!

This shared at 5MinFriday, Jennifer at StudioJRU and PPF. and Homestead Revival. and GNOWFLIGNS and SortaCrunchy.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2012 1:28 pm

    Hey T!

    I’m coming here via 5-minute Friday from “The Gypsy Mama”!

    Your recipe sounds awesome; and I think I will try it (if you don’t mind, I will most likely use raw sugar in my cake).

    And I LOVE that you paint recipe cards of your cherished recipes! That is so cool!

    Be blessed,

    • May 25, 2012 2:20 pm

      raw sugar is a great idea…probably awesome sprinkled…
      thanks for stopping by.

  2. May 25, 2012 1:55 pm

    oh my…I love the card…I think you could do a whole cookbook…I would sign up now…have a great weekend my friend:)

    • May 25, 2012 2:21 pm

      funny thing… I am not really a baker…much better cook then a baker.. but I do have some solid standbys.
      you are cute!

  3. May 25, 2012 2:30 pm

    Yummy post!
    And your painted recipe card is delightful!
    Happy PPF!!

  4. May 25, 2012 4:16 pm

    OH yuuuum! Thanks for sharing! Lovely recipe card – love the arrows and comments on it

  5. May 25, 2012 4:26 pm

    Looks amazingly de-lish!! Beautiful card. Happy PPF

  6. May 25, 2012 4:26 pm

    Lovely recipe card and such a fun thing to create. Happy PPF, Annette x

    • May 25, 2012 4:36 pm

      yes..after months of painting birds.. I wanted to paint but I still have nothing but birds on the brain…so I guess a functional card popped out.

  7. mandy at eight is enough permalink
    May 26, 2012 12:54 am

    loce your little recipe card…great idea…xxx

  8. May 26, 2012 3:17 pm

    “Dinner AND art” – I love it! Can’t wait to try it, and I love the idea of strawberry shortcake for 2 meals a day; after all, it IS nutritious!

  9. studiojru permalink
    May 26, 2012 3:21 pm

    Yummy!! I love that you make the recipe card all pretty like you did! I agree… local strawberries are much better. 🙂

    • May 26, 2012 5:04 pm

      aww thanks!
      I don’t know why I don’t do it more’s a good way to change direction when you have been doing the same thing for awhile.

  10. May 27, 2012 3:23 am

    lovely recipe card and it captures the nostalgic feel that went with your old shortcake story even though it is a modern GF take on your classic… lovely idea…xx

  11. May 27, 2012 6:14 pm

    Oh dear, I think I’m going to need to use your recipe. YUM! How creative you are to paint your recipe card. I love that idea! Happy PPF!

  12. May 27, 2012 6:19 pm

    I just realized your recipe is GF, yay!! I’m a Celiac girl and I’ve been craving something like this all day. Oh, btw, I have 7 kiddos also…family of 9 + one adorable puppy that’s mine. 😉

  13. May 29, 2012 12:33 am

    I love the card you painted. I can see a whole calendar of cards with recipes. I would love to see something like that for 2013. Blessings, Janet PPF

    • May 29, 2012 7:37 am

      oh my! That is so sweet…
      and inspiring…
      interesting idea!
      you got my wheels spinning this morning.

  14. June 1, 2012 12:32 pm

    You are this weeks featured farmgirl at Dandelion House!
    thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipe and beautiful hand painted recipe card! Love!!! I shared your post on DH Facebook as well! Have a wonderful Farmgirl Friday

    • June 1, 2012 4:58 pm

      Oh my goodness thank you!
      I am so humbled by the compliments on the card… you all are so sweet.

      • June 1, 2012 7:07 pm

        you’re welcome T! Love it! Now, get to work on that book so we can all buy it!

      • June 1, 2012 7:27 pm

        oh my gosh!
        ya make me blush.

  15. June 1, 2012 2:56 pm

    Hi again! I thought you should see the face book thread about your darling recipe cards!

  16. June 8, 2012 5:11 pm

    This sounds delish ! I’ve been reading and hearing a lot about gluten free and celiac. I will do some research on it. With our asthma and allergies the more we understand the better.

    • June 8, 2012 7:00 pm

      we have all degrees of gluten tolerance and inflammation-food tolerance…my husband being someone who eats the least of anything…
      I have seen it help everyone regardless of tolerance.

  17. Crystal permalink
    August 2, 2012 9:01 pm

    what gf flour do you use?

    • August 3, 2012 4:30 pm

      We always use Pamela’s Gluten free flour… I buy it off amazon for a good price.

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