May 25, 2011

Red, White and Blue Dessert

I never can remember that May is a patriotic month too-I don't know why this year it came to my mind but it did and in enough time to share a quick and festive dessert perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.

Berry Festive Shortcake.
 Have you ever had shortcake?  It is like a biscuit but sweet (well not overly sweet like a cookie or a cake).  You can do a search online and get about a million different shortcake recipes.  Here is one that I like.  When you get to the rolling out part try this: roll your dough no thinner than a 1/2 inch.  Then cut it with a star cookie cutter.  Shortcakes are one of those desserts that taste best fresh so if you know you aren't going to need a whole bunch, cut the extra out and freeze them on a cookie sheet.  They can be pulled out and baked later. 
 Place the ones you will use on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.  Bake according to directions.
To serve place your "red, white and blue" on a plate.  I used strawberries, whip cream and blueberries but you could substitute.  Add your shortbread on the side and serve. Simple, delicious and festive.
Happy baking.
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