My favorite way to eat strawberries is cut up in a bowl with a little sugar, a dollop of whipped cream that maybe has some greek yogurt or creme fraiche mixed and a drop of Vanilla (or if you have them some seeds from a Vanilla bean. I don’t even need a shortcake or a sponge cake just plan is fine by me. When I was growing up my Grandmother used to get at the grocery store little round sponge cakes which had an indent on the top so you could spoon the prepared berries into.
What to do with all these strawberries? Jam, crumble, pie, Eton Mess – maybe a strawberry syrup for cocktails, Shortcake, Ice Cream (just make sure the strawberries are totally pureed otherwise you get frozen chunks of berries) and if you have too many to deal with freeze them they are great in smoothies or once thawed can make a brillant baked good way after the season is over.