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Video: How to Make James Beard's Strawberry Shortcake

Hilary Deutsch

Hilary Deutsch

June 29, 2015


We've partnered with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue sharing instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.


Now that it's (finally!) strawberry season, we're faced with the fortunate conundrum of what to make with one of summer's sweetest gifts. We think the classic, all-American strawberry shortcake makes the most of this juicy, gem-toned fruit. As Victoria Jordan Rodriguez, our director of house operations and events, demonstrates in the video below, the secret to these cakes' perfectly tender texture is finely crumbled hard-boiled egg yolks, which enrich the dough without toughening it up. Take a peek as Victoria crafts these delicious treats from start to finish, right in James Beard's own historic kitchen.


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Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.