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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 aroma...it 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

Ingredients:

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

Shortcakes:

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.


Assembly.

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!


Toodles,
Tammy<3

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28 comments:

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

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

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  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 :)

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  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!

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

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

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  6. Looks fabulos, i love strawberries. Hugs!

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

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  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! :)

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

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

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  11. Tammy what beautiful shortcakes!
    Just beautiful!
    xo

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  12. Tammy, That is one fine looking strawberry shortcake! I would have never thought about trying rosemary in the shortcake. Why not...it is one of our favorite spices. Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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  18. So irresistible! A fabulous dessert.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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

    Best,
    Bonnie

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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 http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2463. Congratulations! HUGS

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  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!!

    http://www.beckycharms.com/2014/05/wow-its-wednesday-no4-party.html

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

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