Tuesday, June 8, 2010

TWD: Tender Shortcakes


Mmmmm... shortcakes! You just can't go wrong with a shortcake. I mean, it's pretty obvious that I love them considering they have their own label on my blog. Okay, so there are only 4 in that category, but they are so fantastic they deserve to have their own place!

While I do have a recipe that I usually use, that doesn't stop me from trying a new one. You never know when you will find something fantastic! Dorie's shortcake doesn't fail. I mean, anything with butter has to be good, right? I loved how it was slightly sweetened but not overly so. I let the berries sit in a little sugar and very, very lightly sweetened the whipped cream. I loved how everything went so well together without being too sugary.

(On a side note, don't judge my whipped cream. :) I turned away for a second to help one of the kids and next thing I know it was overwhipped. Still delicious, but not as smooth as I like for it to be!)

Writing this post is making me want more shortcakes.... Yum, yum, yum!

Thanks to Cathy of The Tortefeasor for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog!

19 comments:

Ingrid said...

Hey, Cristine! If you over whip your cream just add in a bit more cream and beat lightly. It will smooth out and come back together again. The amount you need to add just depends on how badly it was over whipped. I just play with it. :)
~ingrid

cindy said...

This is one great recipe. Perfect for summer.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your shortcake looks delicious! I struggle with getting perfectly whipped cream - I always feel like it's slightly under whipped or slightly over whipped - never quite perfection!

Mary said...

Christine, you did a fabulous job with this challenge. Your shortcakes look wonderful. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Jacque said...

LOL, I was scratching my head trying to figure out what category these went into, so I'm impressed these have a category of their own on your blog.

They look fantastic!

The Mortensens said...

I loved these too! :)

Flourchild said...

They look yummy and I really want more too!

Mary said...

Reading all these posts is making me want more shortcakes too! They look great with the mix of berries.
:)

Engineer Baker said...

I'm with you there - every time I see more pics of TWD shortcakes, I lament that I don't have any more. Yours look fantastic!

Pamela said...

Seems like I'm always over whipping my cream. :o) The blueberries look great in there, too.

Tracey said...

Love the combination of strawberries and blueberries on your shortcake - they look fabulous! It's easy to understand why you love shortcakes, they're so easy yet so delicious :)

Romaine said...

I like the blueberry/strawberry combination too. Think I will try that next time.

Carol said...

Beautiful shortcakes. I love the colors with mixed berries. A great tip for over whipped cream, which I am an expert at making, is to just stir in a little un-whipped cream and it will smooth right out. I always hold back a few Tbsp. of cream, just in case.

margot said...

Your shortcake looks terrific! I only made a quarter recipe and sort of want more - they're so good.

Tia said...

craggy and tender and perfect looking

Cathy said...

Yay - I am so glad that you enjoyed these, especially since you were a shortcake lover/afficionado coming in to this week. They look amazing. Thank you so much for baking along with me this week!

Katrina said...

I think your cream looks fine. But I love Ingrid's idea, never would have thought of that. Whenever I've overwhipped cream, I always just turn it in to homemade butter--add a little salt.
I liked these enough that I think I'll make them again today to take to a friend.

mike said...

The cream looks wonderful! Don't worry - they say if it's overwhipped you can add a little more cream, but I never do - it's all good! Whipped or overwhipped. Weren't these just the best shortcakes! Yours look wonderful!

Leslie said...

Beautiful! My cream ended up a bit stiffer than I planned, too but was still delicious. I think these deserve their own label!

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