This Monday, I feel emptiness as I am missing my soccer games. Now I am having withdrawal symptoms, missing those busy afternoon and evening plays. Finally Germany becomes the world champions. You can call me a crazy soccer fan. I have to wait for another 4 years to get to see world cup. Today is 15th July; the reveal date of “Baking Partner’s challenge”. Finally to meet the deadline I geared up and made this berry shortcake yesterday evening.
This month challenge was suggested by Reeni of Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. It is also my first encounter with the shortcake; it is made with all purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and cream. I mixed everything together and then the dough is made and cut it into 2 ¼ inch rounds which is dipped into melted butter and baked in oven until golden brown. It is then served by slicing them into two pieces and then sandwiched with sweetened whipped cream, macerated berries both in middle and top. It is delicious.
If you are scone or a biscuit fan you will love it. I made berry shortcake with both strawberry and blueberry. This Friday while shopping at Sam’s club I spotted a box fresh strawberries, which is ultimate weakness for me so bought them immediately. With half of strawberries I made strawberry ice cream. And rest I used for this strawberry shortcake. I have blueberries too in my hand, so decide to make shortcake with them too.
There is also a kid’s cartoon character called strawberry shortcake, If you ask me which berry shortcake you like it I will say both. Strawberry shortcake is more beautiful compared to blueberries, but taste wise both are delicious. Next time when you are planning a party tries to make this berry shortcake.
Even though it is named as shortcake it is biscuit. Berry shortcake is old time classic. When you get fresh berries, try it especially during summer months where berries are abundant. It is perfect treat for backyard barbeque of any informal family gatherings.
Here comes the recipe. It is also very easy recipe; you only need 2 hours to make this delight.
Please visit rest of baking partner’s creation too. If you want to bake with us next month please shoot me an e-mail at favoritesrecipes12(at)gmail(dot)com.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.