Circle h Farm

--- Dexter, Oregon ---

Circle h Farm is a certified organic farm, growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs for local markets. Circle h delivers CSA boxes to Eugene, Dexter, and Oakridge, Oregon. Also can be found at the Lane County Farmers' Market.

CSA week 7, June 14

Everyone loves strawberries. They're easy to eat! Chow 'em down plain. Chop them up and add sugar and cream. Make a pie. Slice them on top of your french toast. What I'd like to suggest today is make strawberry shortcake - the easiest and fastest way. A couple of friends and I made a strawberry shortcake recipe that they love just the other day. It goes like this...  (and feel free to use whatever biscuit recipe you already like.)

Strawberry Shortcake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup milk, plus extra for pouring
  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in milk until a soft dough forms.

2. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls into eight mounds on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

3. Place strawberries and remaining sugar (or however much you like) in a bowl; toss gently.

4. Each lucky person eating this gets to assemble their own. Break up a biscuit into your bowl. Add however many strawberries you'd like, and pour milk over the whole thing. It ends up being a little like cereal sometimes if you like a lot of milk with yours. Enjoy!