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.