TWD: Tender Shortcakes

This week’s TWD recipe, tender shortcakes, could not have come at a better time. Look at these beauties I picked up over the weekend:
We drove up to Yosemite recently, and one of the only benefits of the long drive through rural central California is passing fruit stands with beautiful, inexpensive fruit. We got masses of golden cherries, blueberries, peaches, avocados…purrrrr. So I was excited to make a dessert that got to showcase these gorgeous fruits.
And showcase them it did! Shortcakes are so simple, but when done right, so sublime. Crunchy golden edges, lighty, flaky, buttery interior, with a cloud of lightly sweetened whipped cream and juicy berries…can you ask for anything more on a warm summer’s day?
I couldn’t stop picking at it as I was photographing, and as soon as the camera was down I attacked one of the plates. These were fast, easy, fantastic, and are surely going to be a staple this summer.
What more can I say? Perfection.

For the recipe, and for general hilarity and awesome bloggitude, check out Cathy at the Tortefeasor.

11 Responses to TWD: Tender Shortcakes
  1. Tia says:

    Wow, what abundance! The colors and ripeness of the fruit jumps right off the screen!

  2. Jacque says:

    OOoh, lucky girl with all of that beautiful fruit! What better to go with perfect biscuits… those do look great! I like the idea of putting the whipped cream in the middle… yum!

  3. cindy says:

    Beautiful fruit, delicious dessert. Fun photos.

  4. Kelly D says:

    Those cherries!! They are so expensive around here right now. I am trying – for now – to resist temptation.

  5. Judy says:

    All that fresh fruit looks perfect for those shortcakes. Yum!

  6. Leslie says:

    I know! I have to stop myself from getting in the car to drive to Watsonville just to buy berries! Your shortcakes look fantastic…I can almost taste them with the beautiful berries and apricots…

  7. Katrina says:

    I don't see the avocados in your pictures! ;)
    These were fabulous, I admit.

  8. Cathy says:

    Oh man, we have some beautiful fruit around here these days, but we don't have California fruit! Sounds like a great haul, and the perfect addition to your shortcakes. They look incredible, and I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for baking with me this week (and for the nice words – funny, I know I can always count on getting a healthy dose of hilarity and awesome bloggitude by hopping over here!)

  9. Nickki says:

    Oh wow, what beautiful fruit! Your pictures are stunning!

  10. Jodie says:

    Gorgeous fruit! We stumbled upon a farmer's market on Saturday and picked up some yummy fruit, too!

  11. TeaLady says:

    Absolutely gorgeous with all the fresh colorful berries/fruit. You rock!!

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