Tender Shortcakes with Mixed Fresh Berries-TWD

Strawberry season is nearly at an end, but the blueberries and blackberries are just beginning to show up  at the little farm stand down the road from me, so the tender shortcakes chosen by Cathy of thetortefeaser couldn’t have come at a better time for me. However, as much as I love shortcake with mixed berries and whipped cream , any fruit would be delicious with these butter and cream shortcakes as well as just  served warm with butter and jam.  Similar to scones, but more rough and crumbly, the tender shortcakes should be served shortly after baking; however, the dough can be made ahead, formed into shortcakes and then frozen. Just add about 5 minutes to the baking time. Dorie’s recipe for this shortcake can be found on Cathy’s blog and in “Baking From My Home to Yours” available at Amazon and other bookstores.
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I added ground ginger to the flour mixture, but if you are a ginger fan, chopped crystallized ginger would add a more intense ginger flavor to the shortcakes. Instead of plain whipped cream, try a faux creme fraiche. The sour cream adds a little tanginess to the whipped cream.
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16 Comments

  1. Romaine
    June 8, 2010 / 11:09 am

    The creme fraiche sounds fabulous. Love the last picture with the cute little fork. What a cool prop!

  2. Valerie
    June 8, 2010 / 1:19 pm

    Gorgeous photo! I love the way mixed berries look when they're all together.

  3. Flourchild
    June 8, 2010 / 2:10 pm

    WOW now that's what I call beautiful! I love your cakes and the berries are mouthwatering good!!

  4. cindy
    June 8, 2010 / 2:24 pm

    I always look forward to your posts. This one did not disappoint. Beautiful, beautiful photos–and one tasty dessert!

  5. Kimberly Johnson
    June 8, 2010 / 4:16 pm

    Your shortcake looks delicious and your photographs are absolutely beautiful!

  6. Lauryn
    June 8, 2010 / 4:57 pm

    your shortcakes look positively gorgeous!!! The photos are beautiful!

  7. Sweet and Savory
    June 8, 2010 / 5:02 pm

    Those berries are fabulous. Great photos and great dessert.

  8. Cathy
    June 8, 2010 / 8:32 pm

    I'm so glad you enjoyed these – your shortcakes look gorgeous (and the picture of the bowl of beautiful fruit is stunning as well!) Thanks so much for baking along with me this week!

  9. steph- whisk/spoon
    June 8, 2010 / 11:37 pm

    those berries are spectacular! must have been just delicious!

  10. Mary
    June 9, 2010 / 12:34 am

    Beautiful! Both the berries and the shortcakes look scrumptious!

  11. Engineer Baker
    June 9, 2010 / 12:46 am

    Not sure how I'd eat with that fork, but it looks pretty neat 🙂 And those are some gorgeous shortcakes & berries!

  12. Pamela
    June 9, 2010 / 1:34 am

    Oh, man! Look at all of those fabulous berries!!

  13. Carol
    June 9, 2010 / 4:42 am

    Such beautiful photos! Looking at thoes beautiful berries makes me impatient for local berries to start showing up at my local market.

  14. Tia
    June 9, 2010 / 6:46 am

    I'm thinking peaches and blueberries next time!

  15. Anonymous
    June 10, 2010 / 2:55 pm

    Those fresh berries looked really yummy.

  16. TeaLady
    June 11, 2010 / 3:24 am

    Creme fraiche and all that wonderful fruit. Fantastic!!

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