By Shirley Ruhe
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe on Culpeper Street offers a wide selection of specially decorated cookies, petit fours and larger cakes for mom. Or if you prefer truffles, heart-shaped boxes from the candy case have been packaged with mom in mind. And while you are there picking up a heart cookie for mom, might as well get a unicorn cookie for yourself.
Chef David Guas shares his mom’s favorite Southern brown butter strawberry shortcake recipe for Mother’s Day weekend. He remembers his grandma took him berry pickin’ in rural Louisiana and then they brought home the berries to puree and then stew on the stove until they were ready to top the cake.