Strawberry Shortcake (a.k.a. #75)

“Here is an old-fashioned favorite that doesn’t seem to go out of style. ”

Excerpt From: Jennifer Appel. “The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/idq2G.l

IMG_1588

RECIPE LINK

As it turns out, I had some strawberries left over from the previous recipe. So, I looked around (or rather, inside the Magnolia cookbook) and found a recipe for strawberry shortcake. “Waste not. Want not.”

But, for some reason, I was in a hurry to get this one done. Oops. Getting in a hurry while baking usually spells trouble. And, well, a bit of trouble followed.

IMG_1574
A tender, buttery, light cake. Well worth making and well worth waiting for – to avoid breakdown.

LEARNING CURVE

What was I thinking? I dunno. I thought I could lift this cake out of its tin well before the suggested cool-down period. SEE?! Now I get it. THAT’S why they say let it rest and cool down for a few minutes. Cake and cookies are generally very tender and prone to come apart if handled right out of the oven. They tend to solidify in the cooler air of room temperature. As you can see, the main cake fell all apart.

DETOUR

Lemons… lemonade. Torn cake…….?

Strawberry shortcake parfait!!

IMG_1579
Yo doodle!! No complaints here.

What about “plus-que-parfait”?

IMG_1581
Oooh. Cool idea – I think – but it didn’t quite hold up in presentation mode.

Worth doing again. I would pursue the parfait idea more on purpose next time. I like the small tartlet idea too. Needs more thinking.

SWEET DREAMS !

(It’s bedtime where I live. At least, it’s bedtime for bakers.)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s