Sweet sweet June bearing strawberries came a little early in Northern Kentucky. I grow them in the city, in my back yard. The patch is about 5×8 and my berries are abundant.
I had been on vacation or I would have picked them sooner. These babies were ripe, some within hours of being yuck. So I washed them, added them to a pan, sprinkled about a half cup of sugar on them, smashed them with a potato smasher and brought to a boil. I reduced the heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes, I let it cool and jarred it for later.
Mmmmmmm nom nom, I could eat this with a spoon.
I found a fabulous recipe for shortcakes here. I used her shortcake recipe and modified it a tad, I used regular milk because it didn’t have whole and added a tsp of vanilla.
Seriously. Yummy. 🍓
Appropriately on my mothers strawberry plates.