It's strawberry season and these ruby colored beauties are probably one of the most popular berries around. So yesterday morning I took a nice walk in the morning heat (yes, it was hot in the Bay Area, but just on Saturday, not Sunday when the fog returned) down to my bakery in the 'hood, Bakesale Betty. This popular bakery in the Temescal neighborhood in Oakland has limited products, but always reflecting the season. So of course, they've brought back their strawberry shortcake ($4.50). Their shortcake is a dense cake similar to their scones, then lathered with fresh strawberries in natural juices with a generous scoop of cream. I have to say, it still feels like it's early in the season because the strawberries weren't super sweet. But that's the picky eater in me. It's still a luscious afternoon treat.
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