I love strawberry season in Florida. I can’t eat enough of them. This recipe contains delicious strawberries grown in Plant City, Florida.
4 quarts of strawberries
1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
3 heaping Tablespoons of cornstarch
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
6 Tablespoons of cold butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cups plus 4 Tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
Ice Cream, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 9 pan with nonstick spray. Wash and take the stems off of the strawberries. Cut strawberries into bite size pieces if they are large. Combine 1/2 cup sugar with the cornstarch. Gently add that to the berries and combine. Place strawberries in your prepared pan. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Add butter to the flour mixture and cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two knives. The flour should resemble fine crumbs. Pour in whipping cream and mix to form dough. The dough will be very sticky. Drop by teaspoonfuls on top of the berries. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Bake for 50 minutes or until top is brown and the strawberries are bubbling. Serve warm with ice cream. Enjoy.