Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Strawberry Shortcakes, Franco-American Style

Strawberry Shortcake for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is a lightened up version of strawberry shortcakes and it’s perfect for the summer and taking advantage of lovely local strawberries. This “Franco-American style” strawberry shortcake uses a ladyfinger batter to create the “cakes” meaning it’s much lighter than a regular shortcake (so, does that mean you can eat more?).

Of course, I halved the recipe which yielded 8 ladyfinger disks (two of them were my “practice piping” versions and, hence, a little smaller – like pancakes, I find piped desserts, yes, even macarons, need a couple of goes around to get the shape right).

We sandwiched them with whipped cream and topped them with some strawberries, simply tossed in sugar and left for a few hours to create delicious juices…

Strawberry shortcake from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

A perfect summer dessert – and so very easy! Loved that it’s so light – it’s very decadent tasting but actually doesn’t make you feel like you are eating a rich dessert. MOST satisfying!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Franco-American Strawberry Shortcakes on p 338 of Baking Chez Moi.

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24 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Strawberry Shortcakes, Franco-American Style

  1. Margrét Jóhanna June 23, 2015 at 06:54 #

    We loved these shortcakes. I have to practice the piping after seeing your discs.

  2. Cakelaw June 23, 2015 at 08:11 #

    I loved these. Your shortcakes look so lovely.

  3. Nicole June 23, 2015 at 08:25 #

    I wound up with two trays of ladyfingers so I just made more strawberries and whipped cream! Can’t get enough of these!

  4. Liz June 23, 2015 at 11:20 #

    And I wish I had used some fresh strawberries! Lovely shortcakes, Mardi!

  5. Amy June 23, 2015 at 12:02 #

    Your shortcakes look delicious. We loved how light and decadent they were as well.

    • Mardi Michels July 5, 2015 at 12:01 #

      Yes they tasted so decadent but actually were perfectly light!

  6. Kim June 23, 2015 at 12:42 #

    They look great!

  7. Margaret @approachingfood June 23, 2015 at 20:44 #

    I agree – they tasted so nice and light! And yummy. So yummy!

  8. Kathy June 23, 2015 at 21:12 #

    Beautifully done, Mardi! I made my first two cakes with fresh strawberries, then roasted a batch for the rest of the them. Loved the roasted strawberries!

  9. Zosia June 24, 2015 at 08:50 #

    Very pretty. They were delicious with both fresh and roasted berries.

  10. Nana June 24, 2015 at 09:39 #

    These were really nice and easy, and make a great light dessert.

  11. Katrina June 24, 2015 at 13:31 #

    I love that this was so light, too. Can’t wait to try gluten free ladyfingers next time so I can have the whole dessert and not just some berries. 😉

    • Mardi Michels July 5, 2015 at 12:00 #

      I think it should be fairly easy to make gluten free?

  12. Diane Zwang June 24, 2015 at 21:24 #

    I like your idea, eat more cake. We really enjoyed these lighter versions, though I used a lot of whipped cream:)

    • Mardi Michels July 5, 2015 at 12:00 #

      I am not much of a fan of whipped cream but it definitely was perfect for sandwiching these!

  13. Mr. Neil June 25, 2015 at 07:26 #

    These were divine: perfect for summer on the terrace, and just scrumptious with fresh local strawberries.

  14. Sarah R. June 29, 2015 at 01:59 #

    I love your comparison to pancakes! I have so many things that need a bit of practice if I haven’t made them recently (and in the case of macarons, even if I have made them recently!).

  15. summer July 2, 2015 at 17:27 #

    I missed this recipe but now your post is making me wish I had gone for it then or during the rewind week while strawberries are still in season. What a luscious looking dessert, I want some!

  16. Cher July 8, 2015 at 07:52 #

    Sadly, whenever I pipe anything, the whole batch becomes practice piping for me 🙂 I just haven’t developed a piping hand yet…

    I am glad to see you are still minifying 🙂

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