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Strawberries & Cream with Rosemary Shortcakes

Rosemary is my favorite herb and it often serves as a constant theme in many of my dishes.

I just realized I have yet to post my Rosemary Garlic Biscuits which would perfectly compliment the Rosemary and Orange Roast Chicken I have set to go up in the coming week.  I guess we'll have our dessert first ;)

Rosemary has such a distinct flavor with a subtle floral almost reminds me of lavender but more piney.  I figured I would give it a try in shortcakes, since shortcakes tend to be more like a sweet biscuit than an actual cake.

Adapted from The New McCall's Cookbook


2 cups strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
Zest of 1 orange


2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary 
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whipped Cream:

1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar

In a large bowl, toss together strawberries, sugar and orange zest.  Cover and refrigerate until it is time to assemble the shortcakes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and rosemary.

Add shortening.  Blend with a fork or with your hands until a course mixture comes together.

Add the egg, milk, and vanilla.  Mix with your hands until a soft dough forms.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface.  Knead gently until everything comes together and is smooth. Roll out about 1/2-inch thick.  Using a round cookie cutter or cup, cut out about 9 rounds of dough.  Arrange about 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Remove and let cool on a cooling rack.

In a small bowl, whip cream and sugar until firm.


Cut each shortcake in half.

Spread a teaspoon of whipped cream on the bottom layer.  Arrange 3 strawberry slices and top with another teaspoon of whipped cream.  Repeat this process twice.  Before topping with the other half of the shortcake, drizzle each with the strawberry juice.

Serve & Enjoy!


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  1. I'm so ready for summer and strawberry shortcake. Yes I am.

    Have a fabulous day Catherine and Tammy. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

  2. Hi Tammy,
    Very, very nice! I love strawberries and this is the time of the year for sure. A very tasty recipe and very different, with the rosemary mixed in the shortcake. A perfect dish for a spring and summer dessert. Thanks for sharing...
    Blessings...Dottie :)

  3. Tammy, these sound amazing! I agree, shortcakes are much more biscuit-y than cake-y. They go so well with whipped cream! What a fantastic use of herbs; you have a knack for knowing what would go with well with certain dishes!

  4. I love it!! Strawberry and rosemary are a very interesting mix!! Very good!

  5. I can't think of a better way to use the first strawberries of the season!

  6. Looks fabulos, i love strawberries. Hugs!

  7. One of my favorite summer desserts. I love the addition of rosemary!

  8. I love rosemary in breads of all kinds- genius to add it to shortcakes! I'm so glad you shared this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- I'm sharing on Google+ this afternoon! :)

  9. Tammy these look totally delicious. I should make these for my husband...

  10. Hi Tammy , Love strawberry shortcake , rosemary is one of my favorite herbs and I bet that's an awesome taste . Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Tammy what beautiful shortcakes!
    Just beautiful!

  12. Tammy, That is one fine looking strawberry shortcake! I would have never thought about trying rosemary in the shortcake. Why is one of our favorite spices. Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  13. Yes, Please! Rosemary is one of my faves...I'd love to try it in a dessert. Pinning this!

  14. I noted the recipe comes from the McCalls cookbook. My copy which I am not sure, I even have was given to me when I first got married and that is many decades ago. I can't imagine that rosemary was used that much years ago. It sounds like an interesting combination and strawberry shortcake is a winner.

  15. I'm very intrigued by the strawberry-rosemary combo! Something tells me I would like it a lot....just like those beautiful shortcakes!
    :) ela@GrayApron

  16. What a great idea!!!
    Have a nice day

  17. Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! Shortcakes with fresh strawberries look so good!

  18. So irresistible! A fabulous dessert.



  19. This looks so delicious! I can't wait until local strawberries appear in the fields!


  20. This looks so bomb! I want to eat some #rightnow. Thanks for partying at WOW It's Wednesday, Catherine and Tammy!!

  21. This looks so yum! I love your blog!

  22. me llevo las receta, se ve muy apetecible.

  23. Very lovely photos and a delicious recipe Tammy. Thanks so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Party this week. I've pinned and sharing. We look forward to seeing you again next week.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  24. Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday Catherine! Looks delicious as always!

  25. I'm thrilled to be stopping by to let you know that I have picked this yummy recipe as one of my favorites on The Yuck Stops Here link party this week! Please stop by sometime after 8 pm ET tonight to pick up your "I've been featured" button! You can find this week's party at Congratulations! HUGS

  26. Yum, Yumm, Yummm! Catherine and Tammy, these Strawberries & Cream with Rosemary Shortcakes are this week's feature on WOW It's Wednesday!! Thanks for sharing!!

  27. Interesting mixing in the rosemary. Thanks for sharing it on Merry Monday.


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