Tuesdays with Dorie: Devilish ShortcakesNovember 30, 2010 at 12:01 am | Posted in cobblers, crisps, shortcakes, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 19 Comments
I had a quick thought of skipping these Devilish Shortcakes and this week’s TWD. Then on Sunday, after the last of our Thanksgiving pie had disappeared, my husband asked what we’d be having for dessert. Seems as though someone’s not worried about putting on extra holiday pounds!
I’d never made chocolate shortcake biscuits before (never even thought about chocolate shortcakes before), and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. Fruit and chocolate combos aren’t usually too appealing to me, and anyway the berries right now look downright sad. But then I found a sudden burst of inspiration sitting on my counter– a banana! I caramelized banana slices with a little brown sugar, added a spoonful of peanut butter to my whipped cream, and grabbed a handful of salty peanuts and two baked shortcakes. Bingo!
The photo is a little…well…unappetizng, but these were good. It’s hard to go wrong with chocolate, peanuts and bananas, I guess. The shortcakes themselves weren’t very sweet, so I was glad I’d caramelized the fruit. I have a few more shortcakes in the freezer, so I’ll be looking through the TWD Blogroll for some more ideas for what to do with those.