Monday was our first day on the CBC campus and this coming Saturday begins Orientaiton. So, this Friday we decided to have a kick-off party for our department before everything gets crazy. The four of us in our office (we'll say Boss, Thing 1, and Thing 2) are hosting a BBQ at Thing 1's house (she gets to be Thing 1 b/c she's been here longer than Thing 2).
I, being all paleo and healthy (Thing 2 is also a bit of a health nut), was asked to bring a healthy dessert. Perfect! I've been wanting to make this Strawberry Shortcake from Primal Plate forever, so I finally had an excuse. Not having made it before, it really needed a test-run.
I followed the full instructions for the recipe with three exceptions:
1. I used honey instead of maple syrup - this is just a personal preference.
2. I only baked for 25 minutes b/c they started getting dark.
3. I used coconut milk instead of heavy whipping cream, because I already had some coconut milk in the fridge and had wanted to try making whipped cream with it. This didn't really work out b/c it was only half a can and didn't have enough of the cream part left, so I just mixed it all up real good.
This recipe was a huge surprise. Anytime I make something with coconut flour it has a strong coconut flavor. Which I don't really mind, but that can get tiresome. These shortcakes, however, didn't taste coconut-y at all. They actually tasted like real shortcake! Straight out of the oven they were really moist, but a day later they were perfect.
I will be more than happy to make and take strawberry shortcake to our party Friday night. I love when I can successfully prove that eating healthy and naturally can be just as good as eating that chemical filled junk.