Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chocolate Shortcakes covered in strawberries

While this may not be a prize winning photo, it is a prize winning recipe. Okay well it didnt really win any prizes. It is a twist on shortcake- chocolate. An yah know strawberries and chocolate are good friends. They go together real well so you can just imagine the shortcake with fresh strawberries. Need I say more?

And speaking of prizes. Shelby of Grumpy's Honey Bunch had a contest going. I enterd and I won. Yippee! I never used to win things but since I have joined the blogging world this is the second time. Whawhoooooo. My children love this little guy. He was immediately absconded from the box by my kids. I didn't get to push his belly until much later. You know you just have to press his belly. My Mother does a great imitation of him. They really should have taped her. Thanks Shelby, we are enjoying our prizes.

Chocolate Shortcakes

This makes two big ones or four little ones. The recipe can be doubled and even tripled, which I recently did.

2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablepsoons unsalted butter, cold and cut
4 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt

Mix dry ingredients. Mix in butter with a pastry blender or a fork until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk a little at a time and stir, untilt he dough comes together. Divide into two. Bake at 425F for 12 minutes.

* I ran across some sour strawberries at the market so I had macerated them in a little Grand Marnier and sugar.


HoneyB said...

I'm glad your kids are enjoying the little doughboy! Anything with chocolate and strawberries is yummy! ;-)

Lucy said...

Congrat's Lori!!

Chocolate & strawberries a match for the tastebuds! YUMMY

kat said...

Sounds like heaven to me

Mary said...

He is awfully cute and your recipe is awfully good. Can't wait to try the chocolate-strawberry combo.

Grace said...

and...drool, 2, 3, 4. and drool, 2, 3, 4. my stars, lori--i love strawberry shortcake, but CHOCOLATE strawberry shortcake could probably never be topped. the end.

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats on winning! How can you go wrong w/ shortcakes?

Ingrid said...

Yay for wining prizes! Congrats!

Donna-FFW said...

Congrats to you. This combination of chocolate and strawberries sounds heavenly.. and with the whipped cream.. fantastic.

Jacqueline said...

That looks too tempting for words. Yum!

Teanna DiMicco said...

Congrats on winning the prize! Those shortcakes look delicious!

Anonymous said...

That photo wins the prize for most hunger inducing photo of the day from me :) I'm not a big dessert fan, but the fresh strawberries and big dollop of cream (?) make it.

Lynn said...

This looks divine. And your photo could win a prize in my book :)