Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TWD—Devilish Shortcakes and Last Week’s Rewind—Blueberry Pie

Last week I mentioned that I planned to make Dorie’s Blueberry Pie for Thanksgiving, but didn’t post it yet because I was making it for Thanksgiving.  Dorie’s recipe is specifically for a double-crusted pie, but I put streusel on top. 

The pie was fantastic and a big hit with our 25+ pies and desserts with our crowd of 60 for Thanksgiving.  This is the only picture I was able to snap of it.



I made the Devilish Shortcakes on Monday, just in time to also snap a few photos so I could share in my participation with TWD this week.  The shortcakes were chosen by Tania of Love BIG Bake Often.  I started putting the ingredients together without thinking about how big the recipe is, so I went ahead and made all the scones, but only baked six and froze the other 13 for making another time.

Easy enough, but I did cheat and use the food processor to cut in the butter to the dry ingredients.  I sprinkled the tops of the shortcakes with some turbinado sugar before they baked. 


To the freezer.


For dessert.

I could only envision these one way.  Nutella slathered on both sides, sliced bananas, whipped cream with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.  Oh, yes I did.



We also had sliced, macerated strawberries to put in the cakes.  Scott had one, Taylor had one, I ate some and made one for Kevin when he got home from work late.  And he ate it and said he liked it!  (He doesn’t really love traditional shortcake or strawberries.  Here’s his.


We’ll be happy to pull a few more of these out of the freezer sometime and bake them up!  Thanks for the fun, different pick, Tania.  She’ll have the recipe on her blog.  Check out other TWD Bloggers shortcakes, too.

Oh so much more to share with you coming up soon, including another CSN Stores giveaway and lots of holiday baking ideas. 


Hindy said...

Wow! So, fruit, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate sauce - not a breakfast scone, then? They look amazing. Your pie is wonderful too.

chocolatechic said...

What a brilliant idea....a take on a banana split.

Lisa Ernst said...

Your dessert creation looks so good! I would never have thought to halve the scones and add the other goodies, but now that I see what you've done.....:-)

Lisa said...

That turbinado sugar looks like it added a nice crunch to the shortcake. Your pics of it just kept getting better and more delicious looking. Love the streusel topping on your pie too.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Mmmm! Love the turbinado sugar on top AND the Nutella - nice! :)

Unknown said...

60!!!!!!! I almost fainted...and 25 pies! holy yummies. This BB one looks great.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i can't believe the size of that thanksgiving dinner-- bet it was fun, tho! your shortcake sundaes look great. i went with bananas, too, but may have to give your other embellishments a try!

Chef Dennis Littley said...

That is one beautiful blueberry pie!!
and your shortcake/scones look delicious! Especially when you fix them up the way you did! What a great dessert!
Very nice to meet you!

Julie said...

That really does sound like the perfect way to have those shortcakes, just amazing!

mike said...

Funny - I froze mine too - worked great! And nutella, just bought 2 big jars of that at Costco - so no excuse not to make these again. Love all your creative additions - Happy post Thanksgiving!

Liz said...

Yum! How do I always forget about Nutella? I made ganache for mine, so we were on the same chocolate-smothering wavelength.

Megan said...

Nutella? chocolate sauce? whipped cream? I cant believe you did! ;)
I would have too!!!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

That blueberry pie looks amazing! Blueberry is one of my favorites :)

Those shortcakes look amazing too. I'm loving the chopped up bananas and chocolate drizzle :)

Natalie said...

nutella and ice cream? PERFECT! I'm thinking it would be fun to have a party and make a bunch of these and let everyone fill their own with their preferred toppings! :)

Unknown said...

Oh man, the Nutella, the bananas, the whipped cream?? Brilliant! I wish I'd thought of that :) Looks so good!

Leslie said...

If I had thought of a way to have Nutella, I would have done that instead of cleaning and slicing 2 pounds of strawberries. It was just crazy to do that before I left for work. Yours look so delicious, I'm dying to make them again!

Mimi said...

Yum Nutella shortcake. A little more caloric than eating it straight out of the jar, but the fruit makes it a healthy dessert.

Unknown said...

25 pies!! WOW! All made by you???

That creation looks drool worthy!