Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SophisitKat "Dessert of the Month"

Keeping with the fresh, healthy, and light way of eating for this summer heat I provide you with a yummy old school dessert but with a tad twist. Blueberries are beneficial and a healthy boost to any dessert or dish. Blueberries are a Cancer Blocker (the nthocyanins which give them their blue hue attack cancer-causing free radicals and can even block the growth of tumor cells), Bladder Aid (contain compounds that prevent bacteria from adhering to bladder walls, which helps ward off urinary-tract infections (UTI’s)), and a Skin Reviver (use in an exfoliating scrub).

Now see how dessert can be GOOD for you ;") MmmHmm

Strawberry~Blueberry Shortcake


2 cups of fresh strawberries
2 cups of fresh blueberries

1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk

Whipped Cream:
2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla

Slice strawberries
Place strawberries and blueberries in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Let them sit.

Heat oven to 400°.
Grease an 8-inch round layer-cake pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Cut in shortening with 2 forks until crumbly.
Stir in milk.
Pat dough into prepared pan
Bake 15 minutes until golden brown.
Let cool and cut horizontally.

Whipped Cream:
Whip heavy cream until almost stiff.
Add sugar and vanilla.
Beat until cream holds peaks.

Once cake is cool. Take out of the pan.
Place on decorative dish (cake stand)
Place one shortcake down on the stand or dish. Apply whipped cream and berries.
Layer accordingly or until you run out of shortcake to layer with.
Top generously with berries and whipped cream.

Be sure to post back here if you try this recipe at home, tell me how it turned out , and of course if you liked it!!


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