Mondays are a good day to update my blog and occasionally that actually happens. But then at 4:30 pm local time, through the refrigerator door, came the sound of these fresh strawberries begging to be made into strawberry shortcake. Decisions, decisions. Company was coming at 7:00. . . wouldn't they love a classic American dessert?
So here's the result, a culinary triumph, not because it's hard to make the shortcake and preparing strawberries is pretty basic. The major achievement here was that of finding whipping cream -- 35% fat, plus or minus -- no small feat here in Rostov-on-Don. But having found it, I stocked up, grabbed 9 cartons of whipping cream, just 200 ml each. At least they have a 6-month shelf life.
Oh but then company didn't show. Tempting as it was to scarf down several myself, I showed remarkable restraint, a trait I'm determined to acquire, and foisted these off on the hairdressers shop next door. Haven't heard from them since. . . Didn't notice any ambulances pulled up outside their door. Assuming they got into this classic dessert more than they would have gotten into a blog post. ;)