Friday, April 25, 2014

Dining Out At Home Cookbook 2:Desserts:Strawberry Shortcake

Dining Out At Home Two has a wide variety of desserts such as ice creams,pies,cheesecakes and even shakes.Many of the recipes are very appealing to review, along with being made with simple ingredients.There continues to be something for everyone in this chapter from chocolaty,fruity,rich and elegant.It has been a challenge to decide exactly what recipe to consider and I have finally chosen a dessert that includes, my favorite fruit titled Strawberry Shortcake!

Ted's Montana grill is the restaurant that creates delectable desserts such as this old fashioned strawberry shortcake that is formed with a sweet cream biscuit and fresh strawberries.This restaurant chain has been around since 2002 and specializes in grilling bison as well as preserving the bison herd in America.The desserts developed here are quite extravagant ,especially the strawberry shortcake.However Stephanie's version is dialed back just a tad for everyone to enjoy.Although if your an outrageous person then I encourage you to try Ted's version. Just check it out for yourself and you"ll know what I mean.Now lets see how this recipe turned out for me?

 Well this was the first time making homemade strawberry shortcakes and I am amazed how quick these were to prepare.These little cakes were made with basic ingredients and follow simple steps.Just think about how easy it is to make any biscuit and acquire that information towards this recipe.Also,the assembling of the shortcakes was the best part of this recipe because there is creativity along with skill with putting these together.It can get quite messy;however well worth the effort to enjoy a delicious beautiful dessert.Though the combination of biscuit,berries and ice cream they work so well together even when it's not perfect. 

These strawberry shortcakes were made with a sweet,soft,fluffy biscuit that absorbs the sweet juices of the berries and the creamy vanilla ice cream.The strawberries were wonderfully ripe and sweet, along with a rich vanilla ice cream.This dessert is beautiful with its light golden brown biscuit with vibrant red berries and creamy white ice cream.This shortcake is fruity and fresh that everyone will love.Its simple to prepare and would be great to serve for the holidays, dinner party's and even barbecue.I definitely recommend making these as your next dessert.You can even prepare it before hand and be ready to serve.

I give this dessert a two thumbs up for its simplicity,elegance and fresh flavor!

The Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake By Ted's Montana Grill

1 pound strawberries,washed and slices(about 3 cups)
1 1/2 tbsp sugar,plus more for biscuit tops
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
11/4 cup heavy cream
4 scoops premium vanilla ice cream
whipped cream,for topping

I placed the sliced strawberries in a large plastic container with a lid,then sprinkled 1 1/2 tbsp of sugar over them.Then I covered the container and let it macerate for a couple of hours before use (For me I let it sit for one hour)

Then I preheated the oven to 450 F,Then greased a baking sheet.Then with a medium bowl I sifted together all purpose flour,baking powder and salt.Then I mixed in the cream until the flour was just incorporated.

Then I gently kneaded the dough on a floured surface and shaped into 4 biscuits around 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness.Then I placed the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkled the tops with sugar.Then I baked for 10-15 minutes,until the biscuits are golden brown.

Then to assemble the shortcake,I sliced each biscuit in half and lied the bottom half on a plate.Then I added one scoop of vanilla ice cream to the bottom half and then added a generous spoonful of strawberries,then top it with the other half of the biscuit and then I used whip cream to create a decorate top.

Cookbook Tip: Make a great ahead recipe, by macerating the strawberries and baking the biscuits.Then assembling them when ready to serve.Also use other fruits if you wish and if you have larger sugar crystal that would be ideal for sprinkling on these biscuits.

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