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Recipe: Mayday Strawberry Shortcake

Mayday Strawberry Shortcake

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Mayday Strawberry Shortcake

Introduction

Blessings of the Season

As the earth awakens from its slumber and the vibrant energy of spring envelops us, Mayday emerges as a time of celebration and renewal. It marks the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, heralding the height of fertility and growth in the natural world. In this recipe for Mayday Strawberry Shortcake, we honor the spirit of the season by crafting a dessert that captures the essence of spring’s bounty. With fresh strawberries, fluffy shortcake, and a dollop of whipped cream, this indulgent treat is a delightful way to celebrate the beauty and abundance of Mayday.

Spell for Abundance and Joy

As you prepare and enjoy this Mayday Strawberry Shortcake, take a moment to connect with the energy of the season. Visualize yourself surrounded by the vibrant colors and scents of spring, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin and the gentle breeze in your hair. Say the following spell aloud or in your heart:

“Beneath the sun’s warming light,

I welcome Mayday’s pure delight.

With each bite of strawberry sweet,

May abundance and joy I greet.

As nature blooms and spirits rise,

May blessings fill both heart and eyes.”

May this Mayday Strawberry Shortcake bring you abundance, joy, and the blessings of the season. Blessed be!

Magical Properties

Magical Properties

  • Strawberries: Symbolize love, joy, and fertility, making them perfect for celebrating the abundance of springtime.
  • Shortcakes: Represent new beginnings and the sweetness of life, embodying the essence of renewal and growth.
  • Whipped Cream: Symbolizes lightness and purity, evoking the energy of clarity and transformation.
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Recipe – Mayday Strawberry Shortcake

As the earth awakens from its slumber and the vibrant energy of spring envelops us, Mayday emerges as a time of celebration and renewal. It marks the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, heralding the height of fertility and growth in the natural world. In this recipe for Mayday Strawberry Shortcake, we honor the spirit of the season by crafting a dessert that captures the essence of spring’s bounty. With fresh strawberries, fluffy shortcake, and a dollop of whipped cream, this indulgent treat is a delightful way to celebrate the beauty and abundance of Mayday.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Season: Beltane
Keyword: Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Theo, Witch

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Prepare the Strawberries: In a mixing bowl, combine the sliced strawberries with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Toss gently to coat the strawberries, then set aside to macerate while you prepare the shortcakes.
  • Make the Shortcakes: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the cold cubed butter to the flour mixture, and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add the milk, stirring until the dough just comes together.
  • Shape and Bake the Shortcakes: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently pat it into a circle about 1-inch thick. Use a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass to cut out individual shortcakes. Place the shortcakes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Whip the Cream: In a separate mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Use a hand mixer or a whisk to whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  • Assemble the Shortcakes: Once the shortcakes have cooled slightly, split them in half horizontally. Spoon a generous portion of macerated strawberries onto the bottom half of each shortcake. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, then place the other half of the shortcake on top.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Garnish the assembled shortcakes with additional whipped cream and fresh strawberries, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy the delicious taste of spring!

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