1Build a campfire and let the flames die down. There should be a coating of white ash on the coals.
2In a medium bowl, combine the baking mix, melted butter, and heavy cream. Stir until just mixed (don’t overwork the dough).
3With clean hands, roll the dough into walnut-size balls. Flatten a dough ball and insert it on the end of a stick. Form a corncob-shaped cake about ¼ inch thick. Hold the stick over the fire pit or charcoal grill until the cake is golden brown and cooked through, turning so it cooks evenly, about 10-15 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
4To serve, crumble the shortcake into serving bowls and top with strawberries and whipped cream.
Our favorite celebrated science geek with a bowtie is back, and he's poking holes in popular thought such as food safety. Bill Nye took time to answer a few questions for Chowhound as his new show, Bill Nye Saves the World, releases today on Netflix. We wanted his takes on collaborating with Food Network's Alton Brown in an episode, molecular gastronomy, and one of the most hot-button food-science issues today — GMOs.