Monday, April 19, 2010

Summer Berry Shortcake

Whenever I do my tours of Thrift stores and find the older Food and Drink from the LCBO they come home with me. This recipe for Berry Shortcake is the BEST we have ever. The recipe came from Summer 2009. The mascarpone cheese in the whip cream is brilliant. It is best eaten the day baked. I decided to add this recipe to Cream Puffs In Venice Magazine Mondays.

Summer Berry Shortcake



2 cups unbleached flour
3 tbsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. grated orange rind
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1 egg
1 tbsp. whipping cream
Additional sugar


3 cups mixed summer berries of your choice. (we used strawberries only)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Additional berries for garnish


Preheat oven for shortcake to 425ยบ.

Add four, sugar, baking powder, orange rind and salt into a food processor until combined.
Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Transfer this into medium bowl.
In small bowl beat yogurt and egg.
Add this mixture to the flour all at once; stir with fork until flour is moistened.
(Do not over mix)
Gather mixture into a ball and knead lightly 10 to 12 times.
On a lightly butter baking sheet, pat out dough to a 7" round.
With a sharp knife score top of round in 8 equal parts. (do not cut through)
Brush top with whipping cream; sprinkle with additional sugar.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and risen.
Cool on rack.


Slice strawberries, leave the other berries whole that you choose.
In a large bowl stir all berries together and add 2 tbsp. sugar.
Let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until juicy.

In a medium bowl combine whipping cream, mascarpone cheese, vanilla and remainder of the sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.

When ready to serve; cut shortcake in half horizontally using a serrated knife and place bottom half onto serving platter.
Spoon berries with juices onto the bottom layer; spread cream mixture over berries.
Cover with the top layer and add berries to top for garnish.
Cut into wedges to serve.

Serves 8


Kalena Michele said...

Hey there! I planted up 18 strawberry plants so I'm hoping for a wonderful summer harvest of berries. I can't wait to try this recipe. The shortcake reminds me of a biscuit batter.

Danielle said...

I just love strawberries and this looks wonderful. I agree with you....mascarpone cheese? WONDERFUL!!! With strawberry season just beginning down here, this is the perfect time to try this recipe out.

Jannett said...

Kalena is like a biscuit batter..... if you make this I am sure you will love it... :)

Jannett said...

Danielle... it is really amazing how the combination of ingredients is a wonderful thing... :)

Bridgett said...

The mascarpone cheese in the filling must have made it ultra rich, which would be right up my alley. I can imagine it pairs perfectly with the strawberries!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment. I look forward to keeping up with your blog.

Jessiker said...

Wow I can't tell you how delicious that looks....and I absolutely love strawberries!

grace said...

oh, strawberry shortcake is by far my favorite summer treat. good for you for making your own cake and for including mascarpone in the mix--what a delicious creation!

Rosemary said...

Jannet as usual you have my mouth watering. Will try the mascarpone cheese with the whipping cream. Perhaps with this mild weather we will be eating strawberries in May.

Katy ~ said...

If this is the best than I am definitely making this. Bookmarked! I am a definite fan of strawberry shortcake. I'm visiting family next weekend. Maybe I can figure out a way to make these while we're there.

creampuff said...

I cannot wait for summer berries to get here so I can try recipes like these. Delicious!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

This must taste amazing, what with the mascarpone!

Jannett said...

Bridgett...thanks for stopping by
This dessert was just perfect...I have to say... :)

Jannett said...

Jessiker....strawberries are the best fruit..ever....

Thanks for the comment


Jannett said...

Rosemary...we may eat them early this year for sure... :)

Thanks for the comment...


Jannett said...

grace....Thank you for the comment...
The cake is very easy to prepare... :)

Jannett said...

Katy....I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.... :)

Jannett said...

Creampuff....fresh berries are the best ..... either alone or in a delicious dessert like this...

Jannett said...

Avanika....yes...the mascarpone cheese was just amazing... we will be using it again.... :)

Melyssa said...

my goodness, that looks amazingly delicious! thank you so much for sharing - i can't wait to try!

Jannett said...

Melyssaf....I am sure you will love this summer berry is wonderful...:)


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