Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Strawberry Shortcakes Franco-American Style

Strawberry season is so short that I always find myself making everything with strawberries during the few weeks when the local berries are available.  This week the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers had the opportunity to make Strawberry Shortcakes Franco-American Style, found on page 338 of Baking Chez Moi.

The fun part for me was using that open star decorating tip that I bought to decorate the Limoncello mini-cupcakes a few weeks ago.  Who knew that a little $2 purchase could bring so much pleasure?!
I used it this time to pipe on the whipped cream.  Messy, but really fun to do.

We enjoyed these shortcakes very much.  They were lighter than the usual American biscuit-type shortcake and oh, so delicious!

For more scrumptious strawberry pictures, check out the blogs of other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers.

Sifting the dry ingredients

Making the meringue

piping them on to the baking sheet

The leftovers

Out of the oven

The finished product!

Fun with piping on the whipped cream!


  1. I loved the lightness of these shortcakes. Glad your piping top got another workout.

  2. Sadly berries haven't quite come into season yet here, so I had to use some imported from CA strawberries. However, cherries! Loads and loads of cherries! And I do agree! New piping tips can make a woman so happy!

  3. I know! I bought a new piping tip the other day too, and yes, excitement to use it! (Your shortcakes look delish!)

  4. Beautifully done! These were a perfect summer dessert! Loved how light and fluffy they were.

  5. Light and lovely!!! Beautifully done!

  6. These were so delicous I will be making them again

  7. So pretty. I really enjoyed this lightened version of the dessert.

  8. Gorgeous results, so pretty on those lovely plates.

  9. Yours turned out so pretty! Good job :)

  10. The strawberry season is so short I missed making this recipe! I'm trying to decide if it will work with another berry or fruit.

  11. I don't know when strawberry season is in Alaska, so I had to use California strawberries too!