Tuesday, June 8, 2010

TWD - Tender Shortcakes


Well, after a longer-than-planned hiatus, I am hopefully back in the swing of things. Luckily, this week's TWD pick was rather easy! Cathy of The Tortefeasor chose Tender Shortcakes. Perfect for summertime, if you ask me!

These were quick and easy to put together, being essentially a sweet biscuit, and biscuits are something I make frequently. I halved the recipe, and still came out with 8 shortcakes. Dorie must make hers quite large, because the full recipe was supposed to make 10! Hmmm...then again, maybe I should have made mine larger...this way, I could say I only ate one, instead of two. I may have to rethink my strategy next time!

Anyway, I probably could have added another spoonful of cream to my dough as it seemed a tad on the crumbly side. However, the end result was just fine - light, tender, sweet, and oh so delicious! Sadly, I did not have any extra cream to whip up to serve with them, so I just had plain strawberries with mine. D stood over the sink and ate his plain (which might also be how I ate my second one...).

This was sort of a last minute addition to supper last night. I had actually planned on making it for dessert, and then halfway through our meal my brain actually turned on and I realized I had managed to forget them! I decided to make them anyway, and am glad that I did! This recipe will definitely be bookmarked for future use. One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make the shortcakes, freeze them before baking, and have them at the ready for when you need them. Gotta love that!

For the recipe, check out Cathy's blog, and also be sure to see what the other TWD Bakers did with this week's recipe!

Enjoy! :)

5 comments:

Jacque said...

I thought they were good plain too. Way to get them made!

cindy said...

They are also good for breakfast.

Tia said...

ditto the breakfast thing. yum!

Cathy said...

I am glad you're back, and so glad that you enjoyed these! I agree - these are good straight up, piled with fruit, and every which way in between. Glad you you and your family enjoyed them - they look delicious! Thank you for baking along with me this week!

TeaLady said...

Mine were a little crumbly and I added a little extra cream to mine. Still good, tho'.

Had one for B'fast. Milk, fruit, works for me...