April 18, 2011

This Week's Cravings: Easter sweet & treats

Spring is in the air! And it's Easter sweets & treats today at This Week's Cravings - Yum...

I developed this recipe in high school; I was in a Culinary Program at the local Vo-Tech and loved working with desserts. It's a sweet biscuit with soft chunks of white chocolate and the perfect compliment to fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

White Chocolate Shortcake

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 Tb baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3 Tb sugar

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1 tsp almond extract

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

  2. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in butter till dough is a fine, sand-like texture

  3. Slowly stir in milk - dough will be sticky! Add almond extract.

  4. Next add chocolate chips; get your hands dirty and knead in the chips.

  5. Drop in heaping spoonfuls on a baking sheet. See my picture? And the greased cookie sheet? Yeah - bad idea. Best to line your cookie sheet with parchment paper first.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.

  7. Served with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.



  • Dough can be made 1-2 days in advance.

  • Bake shortcake 1-2 days in advance and store in an airtight container.

  • Add almond slivers to the dough, or sprinkle on top of the whipped cream.

  • A little lemon zest or juice adds a nice 'fresh' taste to the shortcakes.

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This Week's Cravings Schedule:

April 4 - Switch it! Spouse in the kitchen day

April 11 - Your incredible, edible EGG recipes!

April 18 - Easter sweet & treats

April 25 - Favorite Easter Dinner recipes

May 2 - Cinco de Mayo!

May 9 - Mother's Day Brunch

May 16 - Hamburger

May 23 - Summer Salads

May 30 - Memorial Day BBQ!

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the country cook said...

That sounds absolutely delicious! I just love the idea of adding white chocolate. yum!

Sarah said...

This looks amazing! I love strawberry shortcake and can't wait to try your recipe! :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Kristin,
Your Chocolate Strawberry dessert looks awesome, with chocolate and strawberries how can you go wrong. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

Michael Lee West said...

I'm craving this wonderful dessert--I love chocolate and strawberries, but this is particularly AWESOME! XX00

Michael Lee West said...

I love chocolate and strawberries, but this recipe is particularly AWESOME!!

His Way or Her Way said...

White chocolate makes everything taste better, doesn't it? Looks delicious! Can't wait to try it.