(Japanese Style) Strawberry Shortcake
For a while now, it has been my dream to increase the popularity of Japanese style strawberry shortcake because, well for one, it's delicious! Besides, I don't know why but the American version annoys me a bit. Personally, throwing whipped cream and strawberries on a biscuit does not a shortcake make.
I've tried many recipes but I just can't match the strawberry shortcake from Cafe Zaiya (18 E 41st! All NYCers must go here!!) It just seems so perfect and as I live in the Bronx, there really isn't much time for me to skip to Grand Central for it.
I think the biggest deficiency is the sponge cake itself. I need a recipe that is soft, flavorful, definitely on the lines of butter cake. It can't be so soft that it lets the cream seep through. If anyone can send me their own recipes, I'd be happy to try them!