Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TWD: Devilish Shortcakes


This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection is Devilish Shortcakes. I will not lie: I was a little worried these would not get made. I had trouble picturing them on Thanksgiving table and they don’t appear to be a portable/shareable treat, since for the full shortcake experience you need accoutrements. Fortunately by Sunday, we were no longer completely overwhelmed with holiday sweets and it was a quick recipe, both in hands-on and baking time, so they got made. I made a half batch and got eight generous shortcakes, using a standard ice cream scoop.



I made them in the late morning, between breakfast and lunch, so the first shortcake actually became an errand-running snack (must keep the blood sugar up). Josh bit in and said it tasted like a chocolate scone. The chocolate flavor is fairly subtle, but nice and they have a lovely lightly texture. We enjoyed one with blackberries and whipped cream. Josh had one with ice cream (of course) and ate the remaining shortcakes for breakfast over the next couple days – we’ve done much worse for breakfast around here, trust me.



This recipe rated a 7 for Deliciousness and a 2.5 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.8. Many thanks to Tania of Love Big, Bake Often for giving us the opportunity to try chocolate shortcake, a fun spin on the standard biscuits. You can find the recipe here on Tania’s blog and visit the TWD site for more shortcakes.

8 comments:

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Mine would look exactly like yours if (a) I had fresh blackberries, and (b) I could shoot a picture as nice as you did! So beautiful, it makes me want another shortcake. I love blackberries with chocolate.

Clivia said...

Chocolate shortcake for breakfast - an idea I can sink my teeth into. Especially with berries. Very nice!

Cakelaw said...

LOL - Josh and I thought exactly the same. I adore the look of the blackberries against the ebony of the shortcake - beautiful.

jillbert said...

It looks great with ice cream, but doesn't sound too shabby for breakfast either!

spike. said...

I'm guilty of eating far worse things for breakfast. These look lovely, especially with those blackberries.

HanaĆ¢ said...

Considering how "dark" (aka chocolaty) they look, I'm surprised that the choc flavor was subtle. I love the whipped cream and berries with it. Guess what I had for breakfast on Fri morning right before going shopping at 6am? Leftovers from our turkey dinner: turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, and stuffing. Gotta have the proteins and the carbs to go shopping all day :o)

Tracey said...

Oh yes, as breakfast treats go, these aren't very high on the naughty scale :) Yours look wonderful Margot, glad you decided to bake them! I always thought Shane was a big ice cream lover, but I think Josh has definitely got him beat.

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