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Desserts

Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake
Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

Food photographer and blogger Matt Armendariz knows how to be the life of the party: Make food on a stick. "It almost doesn't matter what you actually make. People see food on a stick and they just start to smile ... Read more

Total time: 20 minutes | Makes 16 skewers
  • 2 cups pound cake cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Step 1Thread alternating pieces of pound cake and strawberries onto skewers.

Step 2Make the whipped cream: Combine the cream and sugar in a large bowl. Using a hand mixer or whisk, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the vanilla.

Step 3Serve the whipped cream with the shortcake skewers.

Note: Adapted from "On a Stick!" by Matt Armendariz. He recommends using small bamboo skewers for this dish.

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