This 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…
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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