Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TWD/BCM: Strawberry Shortcakes, Franco-American Style

Hi there!
I'm back.
Actually, I've been here all along.
Baking, taking photos, tasting, enjoying, reading your posts.
But too lazy to blog about it.
I would say "too busy" but that's not entirely accurate.
And I feel guilty enough without adding a lie, LOL!
After missing a few posts, I couldn't decide:
Go back and write each one very very late?
Or lump them all together?
And then there was another one.
And another.
And another.
Did I mention that decision-making isn't my best quality?

Well, let's forget the others for now and talk about the Strawberry Shortcakes.

First let me say that I LOVE Baking Chez Moi! Seriously, every recipe has been surprisingly easy and tasty. Except for one - I'm looking at you, tapioca. Not a quitter. Still working on that one. But I digress. Dorie's stories (did that just rhyme?) and hints for changing up the recipes make it a fantastic book. And this is from someone who never really loved cookbooks. Did I just say that out loud to a bunch of bakers? Sorry. I beg your forgiveness. 

The Strawberry Shortcake recipe drew me in right from the start. I already had all the ingredients. Hello? That's the mark of a great recipe! Doesn't hurt that organic strawberries were on sale this week. And the kids were home for Father's Day. Everybody liked this. What more can I say? 

Chance to pull out some of my
mechanical drawing tools.
The circle template still has tape pads
on the back from the *olden* days
when we physically drew with ink.
Piping is fun. Even from a baggie.
One day I'll remember to buy a 1/2" tip.
And an offset spatula.
This is our Lady.
That's her name. Really.
She didn't care about the
"lady"finger batter but
she loves strawberries.
Here's a little quilt I did of her last year.
It's called "Lady in Blue".

You can find the other Tuesdays With Dorie participants who made Strawberry Shortcake, Franco-American Style here

Much time has passed and there have been many many shoes in the road. This one may not be the most exciting or beautiful, but it's the one I saw today.


  1. Hi Margaret, what ever works is the most important thing about blogging. After finishing
    FFWD I am suddenly sitting here with "nothing to do" type of attitude. I have

  2. OMG, I LOVE your quilt! Applique? And your shortcakes look great too!

    1. Yes, fusible applique. Many more pieces than you would guess. My art quilt group sent everyone a hand-dyed fat quarter and we were challenged to make a 12" piece from it. I used every scrap. I recently saw them all exhibited together and it was fun to see what everyone made.

    2. I forgot to say Thank You!

  3. The shortcakes were a hit in my family as well. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

  4. So your shortcakes look great…but that quilt is fabulous!! Oh my what a lot of work that must have been. Good job!

  5. Love your shortcakes, and Lady is adorable.

  6. When I miss a chunk of time I just move forward. You can make up the recipes later! Don't give up on the tapioca though, that was one of our favorites!

  7. That quilt is amazing.
    Glad to see you back and to hear that all is well. I just wrote up a couple of recap posts last night (going back to May) for both Baking with Julia and Baking Chez Moi. Life happens.
    I enjoyed the tapioca, but I think I was predisposed :-)