S is for Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs

With Strawberry season still going strong here, I thought it would be timely to re post this article that I originally wrote for the Wide Bay Kids blog.

Yay! Strawberry season is here. I love the fact that here in Queensland we get these bright red, delicious bursts of sunshine right when the weather is turning grey, cold and miserable.

Bear and Bee love strawberries and would eat them year round just like apples and bananas. However like most fruits and vegetables, strawberries do taste best when eaten in season and for us that means eating as many as we can, in as many different dishes as we can over the next few months.

When I stumbled across the idea of strawberry shortcake kebabs on Pinterest I knew it would be a great dessert treat.

S is for Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs
Strawberry shortcake is usually made with a scone/biscuit type base. These can be crumbly and wouldn't hold up well to being on skewers. I decided to make a plain vanilla cake in place of the shortcake but a store bought Madeira cake or similar would work just as well if you don't have time to cook a cake. Once you have the cake ready this is a very easy recipe for the kids to put together.

Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs
1 plain vanilla cake
1 punnet of strawberries
Bamboo skewers
1-2 tablespoons icing sugar
300ml whipping cream, beaten until it holds on the spoon (you can use double cream if you don't want to have to beat it first)

S is for Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs
1.       Cut the cake into large cubes about 2.5 cm square.
2.       Wash and dry the strawberries and remove the leaves.

S is for Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs
3.       Thread the cake and strawberries onto the skewers alternately – eg. Cake, strawberry, cake, strawberry, cake.
S is for Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs
4.       Sprinkle with icing sugar using a small hand held sieve or shaker.

S is for Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs
5.       Serve with cream.

This would make a great dessert or children’s party treat.  Or a perfect end even to a barbecue picnic at the beach.

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