Tuesday, June 8, 2010

TWD: Tender Shortcakes


This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Tender Shortcakes. What an ideal selection for this time of year. I’ve been eating strawberries pretty much every day for the past month and a half, but last week ALL the good summer produce started appearing at the farmer’s market. Also, we’ve had a rather cool spring and it finally got warm last weekend, so I appreciated that the shortcakes only required fifteen minutes of baking time and a minimum of prep time. I love when recipes end up taking much less time than I think they will. Last time Tuesdays With Dorie made biscuits, I learned I underestimated how much the dough should be mixed, and was much happier with the results of the shortcakes. I feel bad that I haven’t made Josh too many breakfast treats recently, so I told him they were scones and that he could have them for breakfast. Of course we had to try one (I only made four) the traditional way with berries and whipped cream and it was amazing. I don’t make whipped cream very often since Josh prefers his desserts be drowned in ice cream and I’d forgotten how delicious it is. I’ll definitely need to find an excuse to make these again before the end of the summer.



I gave the shortcakes an 8 for Deliciousness and a 2.5 for Effort, for an EDR of 3.2. Many thanks to Cathy of The Tortefeasor for a splendid seasonal choice. You can find the recipe here on Cathy’s site and visit the TWD site for more shortcake.

10 comments:

Tracey said...

They look perfect Margot! I ate one of mine the "traditional" way with berries and whipped cream, but like you guys, I enjoyed the rest plain. They could definitely pass as the most tender, delicious scones ever :) Oh, and you're right, whipped cream is good stuff - every time I make it I wind up standing over the bowl with a spoon...

Mimi said...

These were delicious indeed. My son ate two of them before they even had a chance to cool, which ledft my other children crying foul!
Mimi

JoAnn Freda said...

Looks like the quintessential shortcake.

Romaine said...

I would eat these for breakfast any day no matter what you called them. I agree they were easy and oh so delicious.

Cakelaw said...

These look great - I enjoyed them too.

Leslie said...

They are the perfect breakfast food, don't you think? When I made mine, I whipped some cream with a whisk in a small bowl and it literally took less than 20 seconds. Your shortcakes/scones look absolutely perfect and I bet Josh was thrilled that you made them for breakfast.

Cathy said...

Oooh - a 3.2 EDR sounds pretty good! I am so glad that you loved these! It really is a great shortcake to enjoy with those peak summer berries (but it's definitely good enough to eat alone as a scone!) They look just perfect. Thanks so much for baking along with me this week!

Kayte said...

They look absolutely wonderful, and like you, am trying to find the next available opportunity to make these again!

jillbert said...

Wow, they look delicious with the fresh fruit. I like desserts that have whipped cream AND ice cream!

TeaLady said...

Yep they were good. Definitely a keeper. Ice cream? Hummmm. Mite have to try that. Sorry now I only made 1/3 of the recipe.