I continually see recipes in books and magazines using the phrase ‘Whole Wheat’ in the title. I get excited and start reading, only to find the recipe also calls for white flour. It seems to me, if a recipe says ‘Whole Wheat’ in the title, it should’t use any refined flour. It’s confusing enough trying to decipher what food labels mean (“All-Natural, Lower-Calorie, Zero Trans-Fats Chemically Enhanced”). Inaccurate recipe titles make matters even more complicated. I don’t think bakers deliberately try to deceive readers. Maybe they just want credit for including the stuff. Here’s a simple plea to the world of food writers and recipe publishers: “Please, keep ‘Whole Wheat’ whole!” Is that too much to ask? It might be.
The season’s first strawberries have arrived at the markets and I decided it was about time to create a whole wheat strawberry shortcake recipe. Not too dense, not too sweet, buttery, flaky, light, with honey-sweetened strawberries and whipped cream. I hope you’ll enjoy them, even without the magic words in the title.