Tuesday, June 8, 2010

TWD - Tender Shortcakes


Hail to Spring! It's the time of delicate berries and tender shortcakes. Here's a recipe that can be done in minutes and frozen until the berries are ripe.

With minimal ingredients - flour, baking powder, sugar - mixed until they just hold, the biscuits came together easily.

I used blueberries and lightly cooked them with sugar to create a syrup without exploding all the berries.

The shortcakes themselves were light and flaky and not-too-sweet. Delicious with blueberries and a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

Tender shortcakes was chosen by Cathy at The Tortefeasor. Her blog has beautiful photos of the preparation of the dough.

18 comments:

  1. Like your idea of cooking the blueberries a touch. I can just imagine the syrupy drenched shortcakes are to die for.

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  2. These look amazing! Are blueberries in season right now in Ontario? I'd love to get out there and pick some of my own... yum!

    We'd love to see this recipe and any others you may have in our online community!

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  3. Ok so far yours looks the most mouthwatering to me! Yum I love the choice of blueberries!

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  4. I do love blueberries! I have some shortcakes tucked away in my freezer. I think blueberries will top them! Beautiful photos, again. Have a great summer day.

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  5. Those blueberries are SO plump and delicious-looking. It's a great plated shortcake dessert! So glad you enjoyed it - it's definitely a keeper!

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  6. Not only does your shortcake look great, but I love the flowers in the background!

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  7. Looks gorgeous! What a great idea to cook the blueberries lightly to get that wonderful syrup. I'm so glad that you enjoyed. Thank you so much for baking along with me this week!

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  8. Blueberries are some of my favorite berries. It's good to know that one can have shortcake all year round.

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  9. They look fantastic! I love cooked blueberries, meaning I can make these year round. Uh-oh!

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  10. Holy Hannah...does that ever look good!?!?

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  11. A light cook on the berries is a great way to get a nice syrupy sauce that can soak into the shortcakes! It makes me hungry thinking about it.

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  12. Oh yum, I love that you used all blueberries for your shortcakes!! It looks amazing. Making a mental note to try this recipe again with blueberries when they're in season here...

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  13. You've really captured spring with the combination of shortcakes and pretty flowers! Great idea to cook blueberries a bit.

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  14. Great photos for a great recipe. We liked this one, too.

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  15. Beautifully done! Blueberries would be delicious.
    Mimi

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  16. Well, that looks delicious. Great way to get juice. Have to try with blueberries.

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  17. Love your choice of berries...and what beautiful photos of it all. Gorgeous.

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