Do you put milk on it? Strawberry shortcake


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I have a bunch of vanilla cupcakes in the freezer with no icing on them and, when my husband said he wanted a dessert, I got a few out. After I cut them in half, toasted them; and laid three halves on each plate I put about a tablespoon of cold milk on each. Then I heated some cut frozen strawberries with honey in the microwave and spooned it on top.

When I presented him with the plate he didn't understand the milk thing. I told him that, when I was a kid, we'd get those sponge dessert shells from the grocery store for strawberry shortcake. We always put milk and strawberries on them. He said it's supposed to be whipped cream and he's never heard of the milk thing before. (And yeah, I know proper shortcake is more biscuit like but, as good as that is, it doesn't have the childhood nostalgia. Haha)

But milk soaked cake is such a comfort food thing for me now. Does anyone else do this? I'd say it's regional but he and I are both from Ohio! :D What do you do?
 
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I'm from "The South" here in the USA. Yes, here, some people put sweet cream on theirs. I'm sure some put milk, because of the cost.....but I've always had it with whipped cream.

You could have also sprinkled a tiny bit of cinnamon sugar on the cakes before putting milk on them, and then with the fruit on top, called them Mini Tres Leches. Which is really good in itself.

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I'm from "The South" here in the USA. Yes, here, some people put sweet cream on theirs. I'm sure some put milk, because of the cost.....but I've always had it with whipped cream.

You could have also sprinkled a tiny bit of cinnamon sugar on the cakes before putting milk on them, and then with the fruit on top, called them Mini Tres Leches. Which is really good in itself.

:D

Ooo! I might have to do that tonight! that sounds good.
 
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I've never heard of that before! You learn something new everyday I guess :)
 
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Hi, I'm half dutch and since the day I could stand on a footstool in Ohma's (Grandma's) kitchen I knew there's no other way to eat it if you're dutch! In a bowl, like cereal, with milk and sugar. It's delicious
 
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Never heard of milk on the best summer dessert known to humankind. Sounds like a regional/ethnic thing.

shortcake
Macerated strawberries
Home made whipped cream, optionally fortified with white chocolate ganache
 

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