Well, summer is coming! It’s officially strawberry season and we’re trying out a new strawberry shortcake recipe. We think you’ll love it! Just like every Zig’s creation, it’s made by hand from fresh wholesome ingredients, many of them locally sourced.
The earliest known shortcake recipe dates back to 1588 from an old English cookbook. In the early 1600’s the treat was made popular when William Shakespeare used the name Alice Shortcake in “The Merry Wives Of Windsor.”
By 1850, strawberry shortcake was a well-known biscuit and fruit dessert served hot with butter and sweetened cream. In the United States, strawberry shortcake parties were held as celebrations of the summer fruit harvest. This tradition is upheld in some parts of the United States on June 14, which is Strawberry Shortcake Day.
Locally, you can find several well established strawberry farms that sell strawberries by the quart — you can even pick your own, for the sweetest, juiciest way to spend a lazy summer afternoon.
We are so excited about our new twist on this classic dessert and we can’t wait to share it with you. Come on in to the Café and nab one! June 14th, National Strawberry Shortcake Day, is right around the corner. Make it day to celebrate with some local sweetness!