Tuesday, November 30, 2010
TWD - Devilish Shortcakes
Have you ever looked at a recipe and gone, hmmm, I am not sure about this? I have many times - and sometimes I have been pleasantly surprised, other times, not so much. So It was for me with this week's Tuesday with Dorie pick. Our host, Tania of Love Big, Bake Often, chose Dorie's Devilish Shortcakes.
Devilish Shortcakes are effectively big chocolate scones, that you can fill with cream and fruit, or in my case, raspberry ripple icecream and dulce de leche. I wasn't really sure about a chocolate-flavoured scone, but ultimately, these are pretty inoffensive. However, a good tip from Caitlin in the forum is that these shortcakes do not taste good plain because they are not sweet. This turned out to be true - in my half batch, there is only 1/4 cup of sugar for 7 shortcakes. Caitlin's other good tip was to only make these shortcakes with 1/4 cup of dough, not the 1/3 cup suggested by Dorie. I found that 1/4 cup of dough gave me fairly big shortcakes, so I am glad that I didn't go any bigger.
I didn't love these shortcakes, but they were OK - ultimately, they turned out how Dorie said they would, and tasted just fine. However, I don't think I'll make them again.
Thanks to Tania for hosting us this week. She will have the recipe, as will Dorie's book. To check out what the other TWD members thought of this recipe, visit the TWD blogroll.