French Frdays with Dorie

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Devilish Shortcakes

Honestly - how can these be devilish when they taste so heavenly?  A question for the ages no doubt.  This is my kind of recipe.  It pulls together in minutes, fills the house with a divine smell and the taste lives up to the advance notice.  Excellent!

I made a half-batch.  Thank you to whomever posted about whipping a single egg, measuring its volume and then using half.  I have often wanted to halve a recipe that used one egg and was always too much of a coward to do so.  That idea is genius.

I ended up with six rather hefty shortcakes.  I don't care for fruit with my chocolate so I simply whipped up a small batch of coffee-flavored whipped cream and topped one with that.  Again, genius!

Tania made this choice.  I like her for that.  She has posted the recipe on her excellent blog - Love Big, Bake Often.  You can find the recipe there or of course, find it in the best place - your copy of Baking from my Home to Yours.

1 comment:

Clivia said...

Coffee whipped cream - sounds like a simple and elegant topping for these shortcakes. Nice!