{create} summer in a bowl

In honor of the first day of summer (well, a day late ;), I thought I'd share you my most-favorite-ever June recipe. Because June in Oregon marks local strawberry season! We have strawberries imported year round from California, but they aren't the same. 

Oregon strawberries are small, juicy and oh-so-sweet.

And, because it so happens that today is Wednesday(!), I'm linking this post up over at What I Ate Wednesday over at Peas and Crayons. Although, this doesn't really apply because I've actually eaten this everyday since Sunday. June only comes once a year, after all :).

Strawberry Shortcake (aka Summer In A Bowl):

Flaky White Chocolate Shortcake Recipe:
Adapted from: Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake


  • 2 cups Gluten Free All-purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Xantham gum
  • 5 Tablespoons Suga
  • 1 stick Frozen Butter
  • 1 whole Egg Beaten
  • ½ cups Cold Half-and-Half
  • 1/2 cup chopped white chocolate

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Grate butter and put into freezer for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix flour, salt, xantham gum, baking powder and 3 tablespoons sugar in a medium bowl. Add frozen butter to ingredients and toss to coat.
  4. Mix egg and half-and-half; pour into flour mixture. Toss with a fork to form large clumps. Add white chocolate. With your hands, lightly press clumps into a ball.
  5. Turn dough onto work surface; press into a 7 1/2- by 5-inch rectangle. Cut into 6 squares, placing them 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Sprinkle dough tops with 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool 5 minutes.
Or not :).

What's your favorite *summer* dish. What's your favorite way to eat strawberries ... besides by the handful :).


  1. Strawberry shortcake is a pretty darn near perfect way for eating strawberries.

  2. White chocolate shortcake? Yes please!

    Oh and your post title doesn't lie: that is summer in a bowl :)

  3. bahahahaha! share with friends eh? where's my slice!?!??! <3 Happy WIAW beautiful!

  4. Yum! I just gave a friend my strawberry shortcake stand by recipe earlier today! The berries are mixed with 2 T of sugar and 2 t of balsamic vinegar....mmmmm good!


  5. ha! That picture of the pup at the end is hilarious!

  6. I do love Oregon strawberries, are they Hoods? Those are my favorite!


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