Donut Strawberry Shortcake

Last weekend was garage sale weekend. In our house complex every second year we put on a multi-family garage sale. Saturday was Little Miss’ last day of dance class and I had to work so we didn’t open up on Saturday. On Sunday I was up at 6:50 am. (that should be illegal btw). Got all ready and opened up….. and waited…. and waited… and waited.

It was dead. The sun came out, it was beautiful and still NO ONE came. Mr. made more money returning the bottles on Saturday, in an hour, than I did standing around for 6 hours on Sunday. I barely made enough for a Starbucks.

My mom came to sell her stuff (junk) too and did a little better and at least she sold a stereo. So my mom and I headed out for coffee after a long boring day. An iced caramel macchiato was totally warranted. And I get this text from Mr. that the lady who bought the stereo returned it. So she knocked on my door and said she wanted her money back. WHAT??? It made a wooooring sound. Ummmm that’s the sound that the 5 disc changer makes when it’s looking for a disc. *eye roll*

When did Saturday become garage sale day? I always thought it was Sunday. Sunday was garage sale and flea market day. And when did it become ok to knock on people’s doors and return things bought from a garage sale.?!?!? I was shocked. I guess there are an entire new set of garage sale etiquette that I am not aware of.

So I made strawberry shortcake…. with a donut. A sweet and soft glazed donut. I was a little worried this would be too sweet (really, is there such a thing?) but it wasn’t. That glazed donut was the ultimate vessel for the sweet and fresh strawberries and light, fluffy freshly whipped cream. Mr. just picked it up with his hands and ate it like a sandwich.

I will never make strawberry shortcake with pound cake again. This is easy, quick and fabulous.

Glazed Donut Strawberry Shortcake – makes 4

4 fresh glazed donuts
1 c sliced strawberries
1 tbs granulated sugar
1/2 c whipping cream (heavy cream)
2 tbs confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Sprinkle 1 tbs of granulated sugar over top of your sliced strawberries. Let sit for an hour until berries have released some of their juices. Put your bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer to get cold for whipping your cream.

Once your berries are juicy and you are ready to serve, take your bowl and whisk out of the freezer. Pour in heavy cream and whisk on high until soft peaks form. Slow your mixer and add the vanilla and confectioners sugar. Turn mixer back to high and beat until stiff peaks form.

Slice each donut and put the tops off to the side. On the bottom of each donut place 1/4 of the strawberries and top with 1/4 of the whipped cream. Top with the top of the donut.

Idea from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Dig in and enjoy!