Cathy from The Tortefeasor chose this week’s Tuesday’s With Dorie recipe. She is one flippin’ funny gal whose blog I love checking out each week. Cathy chose Dorie’s Tender Shortcakes on pages 423-424 in Baking From My Home to Yours. Truthfully, I was thinking about skipping this one. We’ve made biscuits and scones and I just thought the shortcakes would be about the same. And well, they were. But I decided to make 1/4 of the recipe because we had lots of berries and fruit and I thought it would be fun to let the boys have at it for a yummy treat.
With the quartered recipe, I made 8 small round shortcakes. I think they’re about 1 1/2 inches round. I decided to cut the shortcakes instead of go rustic.
The eighth one was ugly and didn’t fit in the picture. ;)
I bought some great little sour cherries from the farmers’ market on Saturday (the boys love cherries). I thought they would be yummy to try with the shortcakes.
Kind of a pain to pit these little guys, but it was worth it. All I did was add a little sugar to them and let them sit for a while. And we had some macerated strawberries, some blackberries and blueberries as well.
The boys decided what they wanted.
Scott wanted a little of everything.
Parker went sans whipped cream. (Okay, I’ll admit, we used up some Cool Whip tonight.)
Taylor carefully chose how he did his and did it all himself.
And I forgot to photograph Sam’s, all he had was a plateful of Cool Whip!
I made this one---
The chocolate shavings are just for you, Kayte! ;)
Kevin ate the one in the top picture. He doesn’t care for biscuits or scones or shortcake, but he ate it just to “play along”. He said he liked it, but that he’d rather have all the berries and cream with angel food cake or something like that. To each his own. The shortcakes themselves were actually really good, nice taste of butter and slightly sweet and super simple to make. I whipped these up then had to leave for a bit, so I stuck them in the freezer and baked them when I got home. Twelve minutes for these little cakes in the oven and they were perfect.
Then when everyone was finished and I was cleaning up, I had another idea to try with one of the remaining shortcakes. Try to guess. If you know me, you’ll have an idea.
Hello, sweet little banana Nutella shortcake! Took a little bite and saved the rest. GOOD!!! And that’s the end of all the shortcaked-ness here this week. Go ahead, check out all the other TWD bloggers and get the recipe on Cathy’s blog, too!