Strawberry Shortcakes Franco-American Style

One of the great things about being part of a baking group is that I do not need to think about what to make for the next holiday.  I informed my husband  we were having strawberry shortcakes for Father’s Day.  The only decision he had to make was plain or roasted strawberries. He went with roasted as he is well versed in Dorie’s recipes.
I was concerned about getting this dessert right as there were 3 recipes to follow and I was just back from vacation.  I had not seen the inside of a kitchen for a week. But I had nothing to fear, all came together perfectly.
First I cut and roasted the strawberries.  I added the optional cloves, balsamic vinegar and lemon zest. All the flavors worked well together especially after they all rested a bit.  Then I made the ladyfinger batter.  I was most worried about this but Dorie’s directions worked perfectly and they turned out great. There is nothing better than homemade just whipped cream.  Everyone was happy when they saw what was in the mixer.  This dessert came together just like the photo.  All my guests had empty plates with not a crumb left, I could not have asked for a better compliment. 

To round out our Father’s Day meal we made Cafe Salle Pleyel Hamburgers from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan (page 240).  If you have not made these yet I suggest them for a change from your usual summer burgers.

Tuesdays With Dorie is an international baking group working our way through Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. We don’t publish the recipes, instead we encourage you to buy the book.

Strawberry Shortcakes Fanco-American Style page 338.
Ladyfinger Batter page 424.
Roasted Strawberries page 458.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Nana says:

    Both recipes look fabulous. The strawberry shortcake was a winner in our house,I used them to celebrate Jim's 84th birthday. Your Cafe Salle Pleyel burger lookswonderful. I remember making that and it was so good.

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  2. Yes it was actually pretty easy though it seemed intimidating at the start. Yours look wonderful!

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  3. I can understand why your guests loved the dish so much — they look fantastic!

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  4. Liz Berg says:

    Such a terrific entree and dessert! Your shortcakes look perfect.

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  5. Zosia says:

    That looks like a fantastic meal! The shortcakes were a big hit here too.

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  6. Your shortcakes look so yummie and so impressive.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    I am with you and made them for Father's Day. Yours look great! 😉

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  8. Cakelaw says:

    Your husband chose well – the roasted strawberries are devine.

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  9. Kathy says:

    I served mine first with fresh strawberries, and the next day with the roasted strawberries! I loved them both! Your shortcakes look fabulous, Diane…and yes they were delicious!! Glad they were a hit with your family!

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  10. This was probably my favorite recipe so far from BCM. We haven't tried the roasted strawberries yet, but I may add that to the 4th of July mix!

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  11. Jora says:

    Beautiful dessert! Your roasted berries are such a gorgeous color. I'm with you. It's impossible to beat homemade whipped cream.

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  12. I love that you gave your husband a berry choice 🙂 We do have them trained, don't we?And… that burger. It was so good. Thank you for the reminder – that is a recipe that needs to come out before grilling season is over.

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