April 19, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake/Dessert Biscuits

When Michelle said she wanted to make strawberry shortcake, I had a much different idea of what that would be. I imagined the fluffy angel food-cakey stuff, and she kept saying that there were two kinds of strawberry shortcake, and she wanted to make the one that was more like a biscuit. My idea of strawberries on a biscuit was subpar at best. I spent days, years, wondering how ordinary and forgettable strawberry biscuit-cakes would be. After the shortbiscuits came out of the oven, I took a bite and said, "They're like dessert biscuits!"
"Yeah, exactly," Michelle said.
"Why didn't you say that in the first place?" I asked.
"They're like dessert biscuits," she said.

Turns out dessert biscuits with strawberries are pretty fantastic.

Strawberry Shortcake

Dessert Biscuits
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/4 cup vegan butter
1 cup soymilk

Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl until it's all one homogenous powdery substance. Cut in the butter. Mix in all the soymilk until it's a doughy batter. Taste the batter and make declarations of how amazing these will be after flattening an icecream scoop full of the batter on a greased cookie sheet and baking for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Proceed to do what you declared.

3 cups diced strawberries
1/4 cup sugar

Put the strawberries in a small bowl, pour the sugar over the top and mix.


Anonymous said...

I like the idea of dessert biscuits, especially with fresh fruit! In the ingredient list, do you mean 1 cup whole wheat flour (and did you use WW pastry flour?) and 1 cup white wheat flour (e.g., all-purpose flour)? Sorry, just wanted to clarify.

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

mmmmm, dessert biscuits ~ what a great idea. and with strawberries, divine.

Caitlin said...

We are eagerly awaiting your next masterpiece, what are you cooking now?

Anonymous said...

hey guys! do you have a good recipe for vegan bread or rolls? preferably the kind that is chewier and/or can be used for sandwiches. if you do, i'd love to see it!! hope you and oliver are well!

M & J Jones said...

Michelle used 1 cup whole wheat flour (not WW pastry flour cuz we don't gotz da $$$ 4 dat), although I'm sure it wouldn't hurt. And the 1 cup white flour is, as you assumed, all-purpose flour. I guess that info would probably help some people out. Thanks for asking, and sorry for the massive delay in response time.

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