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Vegan MoFo Recipe #9: Jemseg Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries were always on my favorites list, and my grandmother sure did make a lot of strawberry shortcake if she wasn’t making jam. There are mixed camps on if the “shortcake” should be cake or biscuit. I like either, but biscuit always gets my attention. I topped these with Soyatoo Soy Whip Cream. They even have rice whip now for those avoiding soy! While this is generally a summer treat, my strawberry bushes keep on giving me fruit, even in October! I’m not going to complain but I sure do have to eat a lot of random strawberries around here.

Jemseg Strawberry Shortcake
pg 118, The Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook

Called Jemseg, after a town in the central area of New Brunswick where strawberries are cultivated, this strawberry shortcake proves popular throughout the country.

Preheat oven to 450˚ F.

Sift or blend together:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar

With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in until crumbly:
1/2 cup butter or shortening (I used margarine)

Stir in:
1 cup milk (almond milk)

Mix lightly with a fork to make a soft, slightly sticky dough.

Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and kneat gently 8 to 10 times. Roll out or pat to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut in 3-inch circles.

Bake on ungreased baking sheet in 450˚ oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until light golden brown.

Cool, Split in half and butter (margarine).

Fill with crushed fresh, sweetened strawberries (allow 1/3 cup sugar for each cup fruit). Top with sweetened whipped cream and garnish with whole strawberries.

Makes 12 servings.

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  1. coldandsleepy says

    Nice! I prefer a biscuit but I’ll take cake– as long as there are strawberries and vegan whipped cream, I’m there.

    Strawberries are still going here but our season is winding way down. But I’m happy to see someone somewhere’s still getting plenty of berries in their life.

  2. Sarah says

    That looks amazing. :)

    Really glad they make the rice version as I try and avoid over consuming soy but not tried it yet. :)

  3. Susan says

    So cute! Strawberry shortcakes are some of my favourite things!

  4. Mandee says

    Wow, this look beautiful and delicious!

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