I had some strawberries, and I woke up craving strawberry shortcake. I think I’ve only attempted it once in the past 6 years. The time I did, the shortcake I made was more like a sweeter (American) biscuit. Not what I was looking for.
I mixed some of my dry batter mix (this stuff makes pancakes, donuts, cakes, etc… So whenever I need a sweet cake-like concoction, I turn to it) in with a bit of oil, soymilk, and vanilla. Put it in a muffin liner and put it in the toaster oven (following the instructions for pound cake).
Next was the whipped cream. At home I get a giant frozen can of non-dairy whip from a bulk restaurant store (GFS –no membership required!). You mix the liquid for about 15 minutes and it whips right up! It tastes like real whip cream, and not like nasty Hip Whip. However… this is not an option. I used a recipe from How It All Vegan.
SOY MILK WHIPPED CREAM:
1/4 cup soy milk
2-4 tbsp sweetener
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp of cornstarch
1/2 cup oil
In food processor or blender, blend together the milk, sweetener, vanilla, and cornstarch. Slowly drizzle in the oil while the blender is running. Blend until smooth and creamy. Chill for 1 hour before using. Makes approx. 3/4 cup.
It is not really fluffy and kinda runny. I used 3 Tbsp of maple syrup, I will cut it down to 2 next time (and I have a sweet tooth!). NOTE: Do not mix this by hand to give it more “umph”. It does not work. Maybe try a hand mixer? or more cornstarch…
Assemble and chow down!