Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shocker!

I am giving you FAIR warning here - don't fall over or have a heart attack - BUT I made something edible in the kitchen!!! AND, it was SO good that I thought I'd share the recipe. I got it out of the new Spring/Summer 2008 Season's Best by Pampered Chef - and without further ado -

Summer Strawberry Shortcakes
Shortcakes:
2 T butter, divided
2 pkg. (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dough, divided
2 T Sugar, divided
1/2 C Almonds
1 Qt. fresh Strawberries, hulled
Blueberry Sauce:
3 T Sugar
2 t Cornstarch
3/4 C Water
1 Lemon
1 C fresh Blueberries
Preheat oven to 375 F. Place butter into bowl; microwave on HGH 20-30 seconds or until melted. Unroll 1 pkg. of the crescent dough onto cutting board; pinch perforations to seal. Brush dough with 1 T of the butter; sprinkle with 1 T of the sugar. Roll dough into a log, starting at short end; set aside. Repeat with remaining package of dough, butter and sugar. (Do not roll up dough.) Place log crosswise onto second layer of dough. Roll dough up around log to form a thicker cylinder; seal seams.
Cut cylinder crosswise into 12 equal disks. Coarsely chop almonds. Dip top of each disk into almonds and place almond side up onto large bar pan. Bake 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately press centers of shortcakes with tart shaper to make 2-in-wide wells; remove to cooling rack.
For sauce, combine sugar, cornstarch and water in saute pan; stur until dissolved. Zest lemon to measure 1 t. zest. Juice lemon to measure 2 T juice. Add zest, juice and blueberries to sugar mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat; simmer 4 minutes or until sauce develops a deep purple color, stirring occasionally.
To assemble shortcakes, cut strawberries into quarters and divide evenly among wells of shortcakes. Spoon about 2 T blueberry sauce over each shortcake and garnish with lemon slices, if desired. Serve with ice cream, if desired. (12 servings)
Oh yes - just so you appreciate ALL I did to get this photo - the family is getting ready to take a bite - salivating heavily, and I yell, "Stop!!! Everyone stop - don't eat yet." Then I proceeded to get out the camera and start snapping - they all groaned and I heard murmurs of "blog" - yep, they were right!!!

11 comments:

kris said...

Well, YEAH, bloggers WANT to see the photo after all! Looks yummy!!

Laura Nipper said...

Yes I agree we blogger want to see photos. Your family sounds like mine. Awe mom!! I know they will thank us years down the road of all the fun things we did as a family. :)Oh and by the way that photo looks soooooo yummy!

Mr.Brian said...

I am so proud of you,see you (CAN) do it,you just prefer to make Joe needed by lettting him do the cooking abd bakeing.

nikki said...

That's hilarious, Becky!
It looks delish - but, now aren't they going to expect you to keep it up? You might have started something here...

Steffie B. said...

you are so funny....I agree with Nikki....you might be moved to head chef if you aren't careful! lol

amy said...

you rock. I am always looking for good, yummy things to attempt to make!

Mr.Brian said...

Becky,
I MUST AGREE WITH THE OTHERS,NOW THAT YOU SHOWED JOE YOU CAN DO IT HE MAY EXPECT YOU TO CONTINUE ALL THE TIME.
HMMMMM BETTER MESS UP THE NEXT TIME OR TELL HIM YOU SPRAINED YOUR WRIST.

JulieM said...

Oh that looks way to yummy I just may have to try it! Thanks for the recipe. You are so funny!

Denise C said...

OH yum!!! It looks so yummy!!!
Sounds like the comments at my house as well....like when something funny or especially embarrassing happens..I will threaten to get the camera and "blog it"! haha!
Keep up the wonderful cooking Martha....oh..umm...I mean Becky! *wink*!

Monica said...

Looks absolutely delectable!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh I appreciate the photo... It looks delish!

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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