Tuesday, June 8, 2010

TWD - Tender Shortcakes

Cathy of The Tortefeasor chose Tender Shortcakes for this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie baking assignment. You can find the recipe on page 423 of Dorie Greenspans "Baking: From My Home to Yours" or on Cathy's blog. This recipe was super easy, wonderfully delicious, and a perfect dessert for spring/summer. The biscuits were huge! I baked 1/2 the recipe and had 6 enourmous biscuits. The dough contains sugar and is sweet enough but I gave my biscuits an additional sprinkle of turbinado sugar just before baking, which gave the tops on fantastic crunch.


Here in Michigan, strawberries are just coming in to season so I was able to use some fresh from the farm berries to top my dessert.

For the topping, I tossed sliced strawberries with some sugar and finely chopped fresh ginger and let it sit for about 10 minutes. The ginger added an unexpected (for me) kick to the berries and was it ever good! I topped the shortcakes with some sweetened whipped cream and I was ready to go. I intended to take just one bite to see how it tasted but I just couldn't stop! The shortcakes are excellent! Dorie says these shortcakes can also be made with poached mango and since Florida mangoes will come into season in about a month, I expect to make these again in July.

Thanks for stopping by and please visit some of the other TWD bloggers to see what they made with this week's recipe selection.

16 comments:

Sweet and Savory said...

You certainly had beautiful strawberries to work with. Really great job.

cindy said...

I want your strawberries! They look perfect.

Tia said...

mmm i wonder how the mango would be. you'll have to let us know.

stacey said...

Hooray, another TWD baker in Michigan! Your strawberries look scrumptious, as do your shortcakes!

Judy said...

What a great idea to add ginger to the berries! That must have been a most delicious dessert.

Katrina said...

The ginger sounds like a fun twist. Gorgeous strawberries and I love the added crunch on the top of your shortcakes!

Valerie said...

Your shortcakes are perfect! Brilliant pictures too, I love the bright strawberries.

miss kate said...

those berries are seriously yum.

Mary said...

those strawberries look perfect, so no wonder you couldn't stop at one bite! Ginger sounds perfect! They are just in season here too, so I'll have to try this next.

Romaine said...

Look at how red your berries are. I'm impressed. Bet they are much sweeter than ours. Gorgeous!

Di said...

Ooh, gorgeous strawberries! And I like the addition of coarse sugar on top. Mmm.

Jacque said...

Oh man, those strawberries look fantstic! I'm jealous. Your shortcakes look delish :)

Leslie said...

How beautiful are those berries!? I was another one who was only going to take a bite. No way to stop. Not possible. Glad I wasn't alone!

Piggy said...

The strawberries look so fresh and sweet. And your shortcake looks really good too!

Cathy said...

Wow - those might just be the most beautiful strawberries I have ever seen! Such a great idea to add a little ginger, too. I am so glad that you enjoyed the shortcakes - they look just fabulous! Thank you so much for baking along with me this week!

Lynnylu said...

Aren't those local strawberries the best ever! I hate it when the ones in the grocery store have yucky brown stems. Your shortcake looks great!