Berry Good Shortcake Using Herbs

This is it. The one. The winner for an upcoming garden party dessert. Yum.

While I like the lemon thyme pound cake, it didn’t shout: “Party Dessert.” It said, “Brunch on a Summer Weekend.”

This berry shortcake recipe however, is pretty to look at, tasty to eat and screams “I’m dressed to the nines for this party.”

And with some of the ingredients coming right from the garden, such as lemon balm in the batter, strawberries, blueberries, and sweet woodruff sprigs, this dessert deserves to be a guest of honor at the garden party.

The recipe is one of herbalist Susan Belsinger’s creations. If you love growing herbs, you need her cookbooks. It is as simple as that. They are must-haves for anyone wanting to use the herbs they are growing and perhaps planting a specific herb in order to try one of the recipes in her books.

She is a master at using herbs and edible flowers in the kitchen. Check out her website:

I can’t tell you how many times I have used her books as my “go-to” guides.

She used strawberries in the following recipe. I added blueberries for more color. We’re talking about a party after all.

You can find Belsinger’s recipe at The Vegetable Gardener website They have a great photo of the strawberry shortcake there.

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