Tuesday, June 8, 2010

TWD: Strawberry Shortcakes



Random info: the Strawberry Shortcake doll was updated in 2008: She has a cell phone now, doesn't wear blush and has a tinge of lipstick. She also has forgone gumdrops in favor of freah fruit. Those marketing people must have so much fun dreaming up all this stuff.





These are delicate and crumbly and wonderful. I cut mine into rectangles to avoid having leftover pieces to squish together. I didn't serve them warm out of the oven as recommended. I only served them later in the day and I zapped them for 15-20 seconds each in the microwave to heat before filling with ice cream (instead of whipped cream) and sugar-tossed sliced strawberries. It tasted like the embodiment of summer. I almost forgot about our erratic BC weather. I have yet to put away my winter jackets because some days it's still so cold here!





I read that this recipe made a big batch so I made 1/2 a batch with less sugar and used them to make ham and cheese 'sandwiches' that got toasted in the oven just until the cheese melted. The slight sweetness actually went really well with the cheese and ham. My son's not a big sandwich eater but he actually ate them without bribery! Sweet or savory, these are yummy!

Thanks to Cathy for a yummy treat that will hopefully kick off more good weather in the weeks to come.

34 comments:

Romaine said...

Savory shortcake?? What a great idea! I am going to try that.

Brenda De Sousa said...

Oh the strawberries and ice cream look sooooooo good (I could eat that right now for breakfast) and I love the idea of making sandwiches with them too. I bet they were delicious!

Valerie said...

Your shortcakes are so clean and even! Great idea to change up their shape. These must have made the perfect ham and cheese sandwich. :)

Flourchild said...

Yum I need to have one with ice cream too! Great looking cakes. There so perfect in shape! Im glad you enjoyed them!!

cindy said...

I like the cute squares. Ice Cream is a fun idea and I love ham and cheese.

Sweet and Savory said...

Yours look so sturdy compared to mine. How did you ever get that look? Do you think it is the way you cut them? Regardless, you made beautiful shortcakes.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Beautiful job on the shortcakes! I love the idea of using the biscuits for sandwiches and since I have leftover biscuits and give it a whirl.

Mary said...

Tia, these look wonderful. I'm a first time visitor to your blog but stayed long enough to read your earlier posts. I love the recipes you use and will be back often to see what you have been baking. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Erin@The Sweet Life said...

I bet the ham was great on the less sweet ones. I LOVE country ham and biscuits...this idea could be dangerous.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Very very tempting Tia. Love the pic with strawberries and ice cream :)

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Tia said...

Note: I added a tiny bit more cream so they would hold together a bit better (less crumbly) because I knew I would be making some into sandwiches.

I also froze them on the baking sheet for about 20-30 minutes, so maybe that's why mine look sturdier?

The Mortensens said...

I love the way you shaped your biscuits. They look so perfect!

~Nikki~ said...

omg these look delicious... i wish i had some right now

Cathy said...

Ooooh - you used one to make a SANDWICH!! You are brilliant - what a great idea. I bet the sweetness of the shortcake was great with ham and cheese. The sweet version looks great too! Thank you so much for baking along with me this week!

BTW, you asked me about some ice cream bowls awhile back (and I am so sorry I never got back with you!!) but I got those ruffled bowls at Sur la Table last year. http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/ruffled-italian-ceramic-ice-cream-bowls. I don't see them this year, but maybe someone else carries them (or ebay?) They really are fun and I think they sold out last year, so I really wish SLT was carrying them again this year!

Leslie said...

I bet these were amazing with ice cream! They look so yummy!

Judy said...

You have some great serving ideas. I like the use of ice cream and that you can use them for savory treats. Well done!

Katrina said...

You cakes look great. Love the idea of ice cream!
And a ham sammie--awesome!

miss kate said...

oh lovely! Maybe I shouldn't have insisted on milking mine down to be drop cakes. One of my favorite treats from a restaurant in NC is sweet potato biscuits sandwiched with ham and cheese--I bet this would be good, too!

Mary said...

Both your sandwiches look delicious, and what a good idea! I could have had a balanced meal of shortcakes instead of just stuffing myself with sweet ones! It's been pretty chilly here recently too--only 10C the other day.

Amber Marie said...

Wow, I hadn't thought of a savory version - very nice. I like the idea of the ice cream too.

Pamela said...

First of all...LOVE the square shortcake, my friend. And Ice Cream?? Brilliant!!

Carol Peterman said...

A shortcake ham sandwich sounds truly awesome!

Annette said...

I like the sandwhich idea. Looks delicious! I love ham and biscuits.

Shandy said...

I love both your sweet and savory shortcakes! You are brilliant =0)

When you find something your son will eat without bribery, you know you have scored!

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

I love how clean and dainty the sandwiches are, simply Yum!!!

Lisa

mike said...

What wonderful shortcakes! I like the "old" one better... a cell phone??? :) Ice cream - now that's a great idea.. for some reason I'm hooked on whipped cream. But these are great biscuits for anything - even savory!

Jess said...

Love the square shortcakes. And I'd never think to try them with cheese, but it sounds delicious!

Lynnylu said...

Lovely rectangles! Good idea! I'll have to try these with a savory filling, too. I like the idea of the ice cream instead of the whipped cream filling.

Jodie said...

ooh, they look great with all those toppings!

margot said...

Yum! Both variations look delicious. We've had erratic weather where I live this spring, too, but this weekend it was finally hot and this felt like perfect summer dessert.

Debbie said...

Hi, Where is the recipe for the strawberry shortcake?

DEbbie said...

Hi, Love your site, some really great recipes. Where is the recipe for the strawberry shortcake? Thanks, have a great day

Tia the Baker said...

Hi Debbie, Sorry for the confusion, but for TWD (Tuesdays with Dorie) and FFWD (French Fridays with Dorie) are groups where we all bake the same recipe from one book. We don't post the recipes for these weeks (to incite people to buy the books). Thanks for visiting my site! I include recipes for everything else other than TWD and FFWD.