Monday, August 4, 2008
We always have dessert on Monday nights for Family Home Evening, so I decided that my first recipe would be a dessert. I picked this recipe from the August issue of Real Simple because it looked light and summery. And it has berries. I love berries! It also looked fairly quick and easy, which I was all about seeing as I knew we were going to have a busy day. Little did I know that we'd spend two hours shopping in preparation for this week's project! And a significant chunk of change. I bought all kinds of stuff that we don't typically get, including a jar of sweet red peppers, sesame seed oil (expensive!) and Crimini mushrooms, so now our kitchen is bursting forth with foodiness. I'm excited to try it all out!
Back to the berry shortcakes. Basically they're biscuits topped with whipped cream and fresh berries. Call me un-American, but it would never occur to me to put whipped cream and fruit on a biscuit! Gravy, yes (it might not taste good to me, but I have seen it done), whipped cream, no. The most time consuming part was baking the biscuits, but all in all I estimated that it took about 20 minutes start to finish. And they were tasty! I think I'd omit the sugar from the berries next time because they were just good on their own, and maybe try less salty biscuits. We made them with blueberries and strawberries, and against the whipped cream I think they'd make a very good July 4th dessert. Yum!