May 7, 2012

Old Fashion Buttermilk Short Cakes

Nothing screams summer [or spring] like strawberry short cake. Truly a family favorite... with fresh strawberries, wholesome short cakes and raw cream topped off with a dab of sweeter, it is especially great on Erev Shabbat or a sunny Shabbat afternoon.

Old Fashion Buttermilk Cakes

2 cups whole wheat flour, freshly ground
1 T baking powder
1 cup real buttermilk or kefir if you have extra
1/2 t real salt
1/3 cup oil, butter or coconut oil, butter is the best in my opinion
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T sugar or melted honey
1 t vanilla - homemade vanilla extract is priceless

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients, drop by large spoonfuls unto an oiled cookie sheet, and sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 15 to 20 min, or until done. Note: I flatten out the 'cake' with my fingers to make the size of the 'cakes' wider instead of the dome shape.

*This recipe was adapted from a friends biscuit recipe, which reminded me of the kind 'grandma' use to make for strawberry shortcakes. Also this 'cake' version is not real sweet, as I prefer to taste the raw cream, and strawberries over a sugar biscuit. However we do sprinkle just a dab of sugar or drizzle a lit honey on top if we are in the mood for sweet.