Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tender Strawberry (Jam) Shortcakes
What, you've never heard of jam shortcakes? Well, I plead temporary insanity. I made these the day before I left on vacation last week and that was only because I was sick, forgetful and completely out of strawberries. But this Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Cathy at The Tortefeasor. Who doesn't love Cathy? I love her posts, her successes, near misses and hilarious fails. I love reading about (and her gorgeous photos of) her three adorable children and her husband David. So even though I was not feeling well and WAY behind on packing and other preparations for my trip, I wanted to make this. So I made 1/6th of the recipe (the math and yield were perfect).
Although Dorie's recipe was easy and described the procedure very well, I recommend this post by Jessica's brother for it's classic Southern technique.
The shortcakes were super easy to make. I portioned out two shortcakes and put them in the oven. 13 minutes later, they were done. I let them cool, quickly whisked some whipping cream in a bowl, spooned it over a split shortcake. They were very tender and the top sort of broke into a few pieces, but no worries. The pieces were just as delicious with the cream and homemade strawberry jam. Too delicious really!
Thanks, Cathy, for picking a recipe I could make less than 24 hours before boarding a plane, with no stress or mess.
P.S. In my rush, I had a hard time getting a photo of these that didn't include Pearl. She was very focused on getting some yummy shortcake for herself:
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