The Fourth of July is on Friday. While I adore the usual hotdogs, burgers and patriotic cakes, sometimes you have to throw a little something unconventional in the mix. Don’t worry, nothing gross like Jell-O Salad. I wouldn’t subject you to that.
I’m talking about Strawberry Doughnut Shortcakes. They are incredibly simple to make and taste delicious. I suggest you buy the doughnuts at the grocery store, or, even better, at your local doughnut shop. Since there are so few ingredients, you want them to be high quality so that the end result ends up tasting the same. Once you have you’re mise en place, the assembly process begins.
Whip cream is dolloped on one side of the split doughnut, then strawberries, and then finished with the other half of the doughnut on top like a sandwich. Your friends will squeal over the cuteness while you nod as if it’s no big deal that you just concocted this dessert. These Strawberry Doughnut Shortcakes are messy to eat, but for the love of God, do not use a fork and knife. Dig in with pleasure. Fourth of July only comes around once.
4 Doughnuts, cut in half
1 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium mixing bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold in vanilla extract.
Spoon a dollop of whipped cream onto each doughnut bottom. Top with strawberries and place doughnut on top. Serve.