The summertime classic dessert gets a low carb, gluten-free makeover. This almond flour strawberry shortcake recipe is simply divine!
Strawberries might be among the most beloved fruit, at least in the Western world. They are almost universally loved and widely cultivated all over the world. And the first taste of a fresh-picked strawberry makes you see why. That sun-warmed sweet-tartness is the taste of summer, the taste of childhood, the taste of home and family, all rolled into one. It’s no wonder that strawberries inspire enough devotion that festivals spring up in their honour all over continent. Every little hamlet seems to have their own celebration of the sweet red berries. And should you go for a drive in the back country during strawberry season, you will see many signs for church and farm “Strawberry Suppers”. Everybody loves strawberries.
I remember very well the Strawberry Supper we used to attend when I was a little girl. Living in the rich farmland outside of Toronto, we had plenty of strawberry festivals to choose from. The one I remember was in the basement of a United Church in Bond Head, Ontario. And there were fresh plain strawberries and strawberry ice cream and strawberry jello and I am sure many other wonderful strawberry concoctions. But the best among these, the one I always gravitated to, was the classic Strawberry Shortcake.
I’ve always loved a good strawberry shortcake and my mother was a deft hand at making it herself. I don’t think there were too many times I passed up a serving of sweet biscuit topped with whipped cream and strawberries. But I am rather particular about it. It has to be the biscuit variety, not the spongey cake kind that many grocery stores call shortcake. And it has to be just lightly sweetened whipped cream. And the berries MUST be just fresh, sliced berries. I don’t enjoy the overly-sweetened syrupy berries at all. Done right, strawberry shortcake is the queen of strawberry desserts.
Is it possible to do a really good strawberry shortcake with low carb, gluten-free ingredients? Well, I certainly think so. So do my kids, as this is a huge favourite with them. I can get them to pass up more sugary desserts and treats if I offer them this low carb strawberry shortcake. I even gave it to them for breakfast the other day!
Nutritional Information: Serves 10. Each serving has 7.79 g of carbs and 3.51 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 4.28 g.
Food energy: 331kcal, Saturated fatty acids: 14.37g, Total fat: 29.30g, Calories from fat: 263, Cholesterol: 108mg, Carbohydrate: 7.79g, Total dietary fiber: 3.51g, Protein: 10.49g, Sodium: 492mg
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