I have this vivid, and very tasty childhood memory of warm summer days, juicy strawberries lightly sprinkled with sugar, layered in rows on fresh baked bread.
Turns out so does my husband.
Both of us being of Dutch descent means that some of our family traditions are alike. But we part ways at the amount of sugar used on this delectable sandwich.
He insisted that the very best Strawberry sandwich have mashed berries, and no sugar. What? I exclaim, why that’s, that’s almost inhuman. Of course it should be lightly sprinkled with sugar, how else can you prove that you are Dutch if you don’t put sugar on almost everything?
I can almost taste it again the fresh, unsliced loaf of white bread, still warm from the bakery, siblings squabbling over who got the crust. Juicy sliced berries, and the light sprinkling of sugar to top it all off.
His version with it’s runny mashed berries, and no sugar, just doesn’t have the same appeal to me. My version makes him shudder, and remember how his Mom poured the sugar onto almost everything.
Have you heard of strawberry sandwiches? Have you ever had one?
And if not, when are you going to try one?
Today I compromised, homemade scones, whipping cream, and mashed strawberries.
Made with almost no sugar, sigh, there goes the Dutch in me……
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams