My hubby’s favorite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake on a scone, not cake. He is very particular about it. In celebration of his birthday, we usually make it for him and we like to add a bit of citrus to it – so I add orange zest to the scones and lace the whipping cream with Grand Marnier. When I make these – I am in the good books for days. This is also a great recipe for high noon tea or when you have friends over for coffee (make sure you have extra Grand Marnier for the tea and coffee, too)! Your friends and family will definitely “Jump for your Love”…
Music Selection: The Pointer Sisters – Jump For My Love
1 ½ cups whipping cream
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced thinly
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp Grand Marnier or 1 Tbsp vanilla
Make the six buttery scones and let cool.
In large bowl, beat the whipping cream, sugar and 1 tsp vanilla (or Grand Marnier) until thick peaks. Cover and refrigerate.
In another large bowl, put the sliced strawberries, sugar and Grand Marnier. Mix well, cover and let sit in fridge for at least 30 minutes – longer if you have the time.
When ready to serve the dessert, cut each scone in half. On the cut side, top the scone with several large tablespoons of the strawberries, getting some of the liquid. Then top with a dollop of whipped cream. If you want to get fancy, sprinkle a little extra Grand Marnier on the shortcakes (or add an ounce to your tea or coffee, if you are having a party!)