NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY
National Strawberry Shortcake Day on June 14th each year lands at the peak of strawberry season. While we are able to get strawberries all year long now, the best strawberries are those picked from April to June. These bright red berries during this time are sweeter and more flavorful. By adding them to shortcake biscuit or a sponge cake, strawberry shortcake is an easy and refreshing summertime dessert!
Strawberries are sliced, mixed with sugar then allowed to sit for about an hour until they have surrendered plenty of their juices. The shortcakes are then split, and the bottom is covered with a layer of the strawberries, juice and whipped cream. The top is then put back on, and more strawberries, juice and whipped cream are added to finish it off.
HOW TO OBSERVE #StrawberryShortcakeDay
There are several ways to enjoy today. The first and most obvious way is by making a strawberry shortcake to share. There are other delicious desserts to make featuring strawberry shortcake, too.
- Visit a pick your own strawberry patch to make the day an adventure.
- Make a strawberry shortcake trifle.
- Enjoy strawberry shortcake ice cream.
- Add mixed berries to your shortcake, too!
Don’t forget to check out all the other strawberry celebrations on the calendar. There are plenty to go around! Share your favorite recipes using #StrawberryShortcakeDay on social media.
NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this seasonal cake holiday. In the meantime, check out these other fruit related celebrations:
- Blueberry Muffin Day
- Raspberry Cake Day
- Raspberry Cream Pie Day
- Peach Pie Day
- Banana Split Day
- Cherry Turnover Day