Wednesday, June 9, 2010
TWD - Tender Shortcakes
When I read that The Tortefeasor had picked Dorie's Tender Shortcakes for this week it immediately conjured up thoughts of Summer. I can remember going to the strawberry patch as a child and after we'd picked our berries and headed home I knew that we'd either have strawberry pie or strawberry shortcake for dessert that night. My brother was the pie fan but I was definitely a shortcake girl.....even if they were from a box of Bisquick!! Loved them.
Sorry Mom, but Dorie's version is a hint better than the box version! These are light and flaky with just the right amount of sweetness. I took the "playing around" suggestion and added 1/2 tsp of almond extract and thought it made a big difference, but I've mentioned before how I feel about almond extract!
Make these. They're a perfect accompaniment to the fresh berries that are abundant this time of year and I can't wait to pair these with some fresh Alabama peaches in the next couple of weeks. Yum! Head over the Cathy's site for the recipe. She's a fellow Birminghamian with a great blog!