Sunday, April 29, 2007

Luscious Strawberry Season

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.

2 comments:

Passionate Eater said...

You are completely right though Ben, the strawberries were so gorgeous and red this season, but not sweet enough. Can't wait to see what you'll be cooking up with strawberries as the season progresses though!

Chef Ben said...

PE, you're right. I do have something I'm working with strawberries. Nothing weird. Just a simple way to eat them. Coming soon.